From the just ended Volta 1 TV Wobeti Akpleza 2019, which attracted industry players from all walks of life, talk of politics, education, tradition, entertainment, the media, lifestyle and many others, not excluding His Excellency former President Flt Lt (rtd) Jerry John Rawlings down to the lowest in the land.
As we exhibit our various local dishes in the form “Akple”, being the staple food of the Ewes, His Excellency Flt Lt (rtd) J J Rawlings gave a short speech after an educative stage play on environmental sanitation by School of Hygiene, Ho.
He tackled issues concerning the need to keep our surroundings clean focusing on our cities and the capitals. “The dirt in our capitals speaks bad of us as Ghanaian for how far we have come” he stated.
Adding up, another major issue drenching our beloved country in the mud is the massive rise in graduate unemployment, which he stated teenage pregnancy and high rise in Ghana’s population being the major causes of unemployment in Ghana. Curbing the situation, “Family Planning” could be the best factor to limit the population rise if the campaign is well translated into the communities.
He therefore urged Madam Dzifa Aku Attivor, former road and transport minister and Chilling Mama, a Ghanaian VOMO (Volta Movies) comedian actress to educate the youth in the Volta region and the general public, the need to seriously adopt Family Planning methods in resolving the situation under discusion.
And also the need to discourage the older men from deceiving teen girls into their sexual desires thereby exposing them to STIs and also pregnancies.