Eradicating teenage pregnancy and HIV/Aids in Ashanti region is a fight for all - Mrs Ibok Oduro
Professor (Mrs) Ibok Nsa Oduro delivered the speech on behalf of Professor Rita Akosua Dickson, Vice-Chancellor of KNUST at the Diamond Anniversary celebration of the AngloGold Ashanti school as the invited guest.
Professor (Mrs) Ibok Nsa Oduro of the Post-Harvest Technology at the Department of Food, Science and Technology, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of science and technology, is worried about the current survey carried out by the Ghana Aids Commission.
According to her, the rise in HIV/AIDS cases in the Ashanti region is disturbing hence the need to join hands together for eradicating the menace.
Mrs Oduro touted, how concerned she is about teenage pregnancy cases which are also on the rise at Obuasi of the Ashanti region when speaking on behalf of Professor Rita Akosua Dickson, Vice-Chancellor of KNUST at the Diamond (60 years) Anniversary celebration of the AngloGold Ashanti school as the invited guest.
She stressed the need for parents to be extra vigilant on their wards especially the females so they are not lured into sex to avoid being infected with HIV/Aids and to avoid teenage pregnancy.
The school's 60th celebration program saw the presence of the Municipal Education Director, Mr Emmanuel Baidoo, Sustainability Manager, Anglogold Ashanti Obuasi mine, Mrs Regina Teine Mumin, Hon. Faustina Amissah, the Obuasi East District Chief Executive, Mr Anis Halfa, Board Chairman, DSP Martin Assenso, Obuasi police Commander and others.
In an engagement with Mrs Ibok Oduro, she told that eradicating teenage pregnancy and combating HIV/Aids aids is very tough hence the need to join hands together (opinion leaders) to combat the menace.
She is optimistic that, parents, teachers and opinion leaders will be more involved in the fight which would yield positive results.
On his part, the Executive Director of the AGA school, Mr Peter Atta Cato has caution parents to allow their wards to involve themselves in education rather than luring them into illegal mining.
Speaking to Soireenews correspondent, Yaw Opoku, he suggested that organizing programs such as spelling bee and football games will make schooling more attractive to students.
He advised colleagues director's to work tirelessly to achieve positive goals for them to be remembered when they are no more.