From: Ghana l Adom News Published On: 2013-06-05
Some residents in the Brong Ahafo Region have expressed their disappointment about the increasing rate of teenage prostitution in the region.
According to them, the situation is sad and they are calling on authorities to put measures in place to address it.
Their call comes following a research conducted by Hope for the Future Generation, an NGO, in collaboration with other non-governmental organizations in the region which revealed that a high percentage of girls between14 and 16 years have multiple sex partners.
According to the research, many of these girls are located in the Jaman North and South, Kintampo North and South, Berekum, Dormaa, Nkoranza North, Techiman and Sunyani districts.
Speaking to Ark FM's Kwaku Abrampah in Sunyani, Programmes Director of Hope for the Future Generation, Mr. Godfred Nkansa Bonnah stated that some of the girls had contracted sexually transmitted infections because they engaged in unprotected sex.
Reacting to the story however, some of the residents blamed parents for shirking their parental responsibilities, allowing the children to indulge in acts of immorality.
Meanwhile, the public relations officer of the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command ASP Christopher Tawiah has warned that it is criminal for children below 18 years to be engaged in prostitution.
He has therefore appealed to residents in the region to volunteer information to help the regional Police Command to address the issue.