July 15, 2019 3:25 pm

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Cynthia Morrison, has called on traditional leaders, parents and stakeholders to train boys to share duties with girls in order that they can co-exist and work peacefully in future.

Hon. Cynthia Morrison was speaking at a one-day dialogue organised by the ministry for some females in the Jei Krodua District in the Central Region.

She said even though the dialogue was meant for women and girls, there was the need for boys to be educated as well because most of them would work together in the corporate world.

The Deputy Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Hon. Freda Prempeh, in an address advised girls to take their education seriously and abstain from sex to prevent early parenting.

Hon. Prempeh cautioned girls not to follow strangers in search of greener pastures outside the country since they could be trafficked, led into drug abuse or engaged in child labour.

She urged parents to get closer to their children, particularly during their adolescence so they could confide in them and also provide their needs.  

“It is the responsibility of mothers to provide their girl child with sanitary products, especially in their menstrual period. Most girls stay away from school because they lack these products,” she added.

Hon. Prempeh also urged parents to follow up on their children in school to ensure that they were studying and making good friends.

The Regional Director for the Department of Gender for the Central Region, Mrs. Thywill Eyra Kpe, advised girls to flee from men who harassed them and inform their parents if they were defiled.

The schoolchildren present were from St Patrick’s Anglican JHS, St Dominic Catholic Basic School, God’s Divine Glory Academy and Adawukwao Catholic Basic School in the district.

Source: Junior Graphic