Alarming HIV prevalence in Bono Region – Minister
Sunyani, March 13, 2023
Madam Justina Owusu-Banahene, the Bono Regional Minister has advised Junior and Senior High School students to eschew sexual promiscuity and other behaviors likely to endanger their lives.
She urged the general public to desist from drugs, alcoholism, the LGBTQI+, indecent dressing, pre-marital sex and exhibit good social and moral values worthy of emulation.
Madam Owusu-Banahene expressed worry that recent statistics and projections indicates that the Bono region has 2.64 per cent prevalence of HIV cases with high infections rate which is very alarming and an unfortunate situation.
She gave the advice when speaking on Friday at a gathering of five Girls Schools from across the region to showcase their innovative handi works at the Sunyani Youth Development Association (SYDA) Skills Training Center in Sunyani.
The students by name “Bono Changemakers” targets solving sanitation problems in the country and creating jobs in that regard.
Working under the theme: “The Ghanaian Girl Bringing Changes Through Innovation”, they used waste materials such as sachet water rubbers and plastic bottles to manufacture useful household items like rain coat, waste bins, tables, stands, pen and pencil boxes, dressing mirror and many more.
The students demonstrated innovative skills and interest in sanitation problems solving in Africa with focus on helping to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4 and 5.
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