E/R:Alarming Teenage Pregnancies Forces Queen Mother To Ban Naming Ceremonies


The Queen mother of Oyoko in New Juaben Traditional area of the Eastern Region has banned outdooring and naming ceremony because of the high number of teenage pregnancies happening in the community.

Acording to Nana Ankomah Serwaah Bonsu II, is part of measures to curb the teenage pregnancy problem in the community.

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“I have instituted a traditional bye-law that if you are not above 18 and 20 years and you give birth, there will be no outdooring and naming ceremony for you. If you will do so do it in your room. This is part of measures to curb increasing teenage pregnancy in this community. It has helped a lot, Teenage pregnancy is indeed reducing”

The Queen-mother who doubles as Adontenhemaa for New Juaben Traditional area also expressed worry over increasing consumption of alcohol, smoking of marijuana among the youth in the community.


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