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Ghanaian Times ghanaiantimes.com.gh 23 Nov, 2021 12:00 am

Work on adolescent reproductive centre for La-Nkwantanang

Work on adolescent reproductive centre for La-Nkwantanang

The MCE stated that the centre would offer counselling services to young people and also serve as a unit where they could share their problems, instead of confiding in friends and adults they did not know.“The counselling unit would be equipped with well–trained consultants to help the youth share their problems since most parents find it difficult to discuss issues of sex with their children”, Mrs Adjabeng said.According to her, the municipality, last year, recorded about 100 cases of teenage pregnancy and this could be minimised if the youth were given the opportunity to freely share their problems with the counselors.• Mrs Adjabeng cutting sod for work to begin A sod-cutting ceremony has been performed for the construction of an adolescent reproductive centre for the La-Nkwantanang-Madina Municipality, in the Greater Accra Region.

Mrs Adjabeng said this could have dire economic and social consequences on society, with its varying health implications, which could expose the youth to sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV and AIDS.She said that the area recorded about 100 teenage pregnancy cases, last year, according to Municipal Health Directorate report.

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