By Alex Boye
The Paramount Chief of the Kwabenya-Musuku Traditional Area in the Greater Accra Region, Nii Mensah Dzanyogor I, has described teenage pregnancy as a deadly disease that affects the total development of every nation.
He indicated that a country that faces high rate of teenage pregnancy is likely to lag behind when it comes to development.
The Chief called on leaders of every country to initiate measures that would prevent the youth from indulging in acts that would lead them into early marriages.
According to the chief, early marriage goes a long way to affect the future of children especially the girl child and therefore pleaded with them (the youth) to avoid it.
The Chief made this known when officials from one of the world’s leading cars dealing company, Autowini .Com, last Wednesday donated an amount of $10, 000 dollars to the Kwabenya Traditional Council towards the development quality education in the area.
Nii Dzanyomor I stated that children are the future leaders of the country and therefore needed to be well-trained ahead of their future tasks.
The chief who usually described himself as the hope for the youth underscored the need for children to live lives full of emulation.
“I initially have plans of developing the area before my enstoolment as chief for the traditional area and I would therefore no dither to achieve my dream” he assured.
Nii Dzanyogor I further announced his preparedness to create an educational fund that would cater for brilliant but needy students in the area.
“Any child that exempts from early marriage feels proud in his or her family, community and the country at large” the Chief indicated.
The chief noted that every listening child grows to become a responsible person in his or her society and therefore called on the youth to adhere to advices from their parents
On her part the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Autowini. Com, Mrs. Jiyoung Han, stated that the gesture was her company’s mall way of contributing to quality education in the area.
She further declared her company’s readiness to invest more into Ghana’s educational sector to help raise great future leaders for the country.