Women tasked to help check teenage pregnancies

xxDr Bernice Adiku-Holoo, Deputy Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, has urged women to help reverse the increasing incidence of teenage pregnancies in the country.

She said as mothers and sister, there was the urgent need for them to bring the children, especially the girls, back on track so as to arrest the situation.

“The economic demands of the day should not cause us to neglect the children.  They are our future,” she said, at the official opening of the 2016 Tema/Accra Presbytery Women Ministry rally in Accra.  It was on the theme:  “Thy Kingdom Come, Establishing Women for the Kingdom Business”.

Dr Adiku-Heloo said women held the key to societal transformation, and their well-being should necessarily be of concern to all.

“It is in this direction that the government is putting much effort into passing the Affirmative Action Bill to enhance women’s participation in governance and decision-making at all”, she explained.

The Deputy Minister urged the Church’s leadership and the Women’s Ministry not to relent on efforts to put up an ultra-modern vocational institute.

She also charged the women to be ambassadors of peace as the country moved towards the December 7 general elections.

“So as electioneering continues and as we march towards the pools, be the ambassadors for peace in your home, workplace, community and wherever you find yourself, before, during and after the elections”.

In a speech read on behalf of the two presbyteries, Mrs. Euphemia Gifty Agbavitor, Accra Presbytery Leader, said through the Women Ministry, some women were realizing their God given potentials, while some had used the skills acquired to earn a living.

She said the objective of the rally was to remind women of their call and durty to win should for the Kingdom of God, adding that children, spouses and close relations should be brought to the kingdom.

“If we are mindful and established in the kingdom business, our children will be positively impacted which will affect the church, the nation and the world as a whole,” she said.

On the December 7 pools, Mrs Agbavitor appealed to Ghanaians to be mindful of their utterances in the election year, and urged the media to be circumspect in their reportage.

Besides political campaigns should be issues-based instead of personality attacks, while political parties should control the utterances and activities of their followers, she said.

“Ghanaians should be more tolerant in dealing with each other.  Our tribal or political or political differences should not tear us apart”, she added.



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