A 16-year-old girl has died while in labour at a native nurse’s house at New Ebu in the Abura Asebu Kwamankese District of the Central Region.

Information gathered indicates that the grandmother of the deceased due to lack of money sent the girl to a native nurse in the community for delivery and in the process, she bled profusely and died.

The native nurse managed to deliver the baby but unfortunately, the teenage mother passed on.

The incident has thrown residents into a big State of shock.

Speaking in an interview some residents blamed the girl’s death on the lack of a health facility equipped with a Maternity ward and a qualified midwife in the community.

They said the absence of a health facility has put fear in many women and scared them from getting pregnant as they fear they will die during labour.

They said only a few pregnant women who have money are able to travel all the way from New Ebu to Abura Dunkwa or Cape Coast Teaching Hospital to deliver.

They, therefore, appealed to the government, the Member of Parliament for Abura Asebu Kwamankese Constituency Hon. Elvis Morris Donkor, the District Chief Executive and other private individuals to support the community to get a maternity ward and a CHIP Compound to ensure safe delivery.

Meanwhile, the Founder of Global Peace Mission and Chief Executive Officer for the Center of Awareness, Dr Samuel Ato Duncan promised to support the community to build a modern Maternity ward to attend to pregnant women.

He urged the residents to support the community by undertaking communal labour to assist. He donated an amount of eleven thousand Ghana cedis to support the project

Lastly, the Gyaasehen of New Ebu, Nana Aseidu Bofo IX on behalf of the Chiefs of the Community said, all attempts for the Chiefs to draw the attention of the authorities to their establishment of the maternity ward in the community proved futile.


He said, all the developmental projects in the community were done by the Chiefs and residents themselves without Government support.

They made this known during the Community’s 2022 annual “Menya Moho” Festival on the Theme “Ebuman Development, Out Collective Responsibility”