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Savannah Region: Children call on government and stakeholders to end child marriages 

Child marriage

The West Gonja municipal child parliament in the Savannah Region has called on the government and other stakeholders to demonstrate more commitment towards ending child marriage in the country.

It called for enforcement of laws and implementation of policies to ensure that children remain in school to complete their education. 

Members of the child parliament made the call during a meeting organised by World Vision Ghana and the Vision Fund Ghana at Damongo.

The meeting offered the children the opportunity to discuss child marriage and its consequences on the holistic growth and development of children. There was a debate on whether or not parents should be blamed for child marriages in their communities.

Multifaceted challenge

The debate was witnessed by board members of World Vision Ghana, who were in the region to get first-hand information on the operations of the organisation in the area. Mawadatu Naziru, majority leader, West Gonja Municipal child parliament said “child marriage is a multifaceted challenge in our communities, which requires a multifaceted approach to address it.”

Issahaku Rashidatu, member of the minority caucus of the child parliament, expressed the need for parents not to succumb to societal pressure to give out their daughters for early marriages as it denied them access to education.

Francis Gumah, the Northern Regional operations manager – World Vision Ghana –, expressed the need for communal support to enhance the growth of children because they are vulnerable members of society.

Saeed Muhazu Jibril, the Savannah Regional minister, whose address was read on his behalf, commended World Vision Ghana and its partners for the initiative, saying it had provided the platform for the children to adopt the culture of patriotic leadership, which is necessary for national development.

 

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