Programmes Unit Manager of Plan International, Ghana Upper West Region, Eric Ayaaba has called on government and other relevant stakeholders to help address the continuous migration of young girls from Northern Ghana to the southern part of the country to engage in head potting activities popularly known as “Kayaayie”.
Mr Ayaaba expressed worry over the inhumane treatment the young girls go through. He said some of these include sexual abuse which often end with pregnancies. The Program Unit Manager further stated that the pregnancies thus affect the prospects of the young girls.
Mr Ayaaba noted that the negative tag given to the girl child by society has made it almost impossible for them to succeed and thrive as compared to their male counterparts.
He was addressing young girls and some partners on the occasion of International Day of the Girl Child organised by Plan International Ghana with support from the Upper West Youth Secretariat at Wa.
The celebration was under the theme “Freedom Online.”
Mr Eric Ayaaba appealed to owners of online platforms in Ghana to be circumspect about the materials they shared. He said operators of online platforms are supposed to ensure the safety and security of girls.
He mentioned WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as some of the platforms that many young girls are abused on. Mr. Eric appealed to developers of the platforms to discourage the posting of items that constitute abuse.
By: Saeed Fatawu|myradiowaa.com|92.1fm|