Educate girl children for secured future

General News of Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Source: GNA

2020-10-14

Freda Prempeh, Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social ProtectionFreda Prempeh, Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection

Freda Prempeh, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Tano North constituency, has urged parents to give their girl children the best of education for a secured future.

She said educating the girl children would help to control teenage pregnancy and domestic violence in the communities.

Mrs Prempeh, also the Deputy Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, was speaking at a day’s meeting with queens to mark the International Day of the Girl-Child at Duayaw-Nkwanta in the Tano North Municipality of the Ahafo Region.

The meeting aimed at deliberating on the challenges of the youth, particularly the girl children and how to overcome such challenges to help them to become responsible future citizens and leaders.

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