Teenage pregnancy cause of unemployment – NPC
Dr Leticia Appiah, the Executive Director of the National Population Council, says teenage pregnancy is the main cause of Ghana’s youth unemployment and called for a holistic approach to address it.
According to her, the number of births in Nigeria was more than that of the United States because of the fertility levels in Nigeria.
The Executive Director urged parents to play their role effectively in educating their children to abstain from pre-marital sex because teenage pregnancy supported the transmission of HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Diseases.
“We need to harness the energies of our youth for them to be productive. Youth unemployment is a security threat but employment is a condition for prosperity, community stability and national development”.