The Paramount Chief of Kwamankese Traditional Council in the Central Region, Nana Aidan Andoh X, has warned he will deal ruthlessly with any boy or man who impregnates girls below the age of 13 in the area.
He said the Council would in 2017 not tolerate such disgraceful act, which he said, has seen a lot of teenage girls drop out of school in the area.
Addressing the various chiefs in the Traditional Area, Nana Adoh said the Council would enact laws to check the menace, noting that they will seek the backing of government for such a law to become enforceable.
He said this at the annual celebration of the Akwambokese festival of the chiefs and people in the area.
It was on the theme: “Eliminating Teenage Pregnancy to Boost Cultural Education”.
Nana Andoh observed the rate at which girls aged 13 and below were being impregnated in the area was alarming, indicating that it was unfortunate that some men who ought to know better were engaged in such acts.
He warned that parents of teenage girls who are impregnated would equally not be spared in the punishment just as the offenders, hence urged all parents to be responsible in the upbringing of their children.
He has charged the various chiefs to be vigilant and ensure that the incidence of teenage pregnancies are curtailed in their communities