The issue of teenage pregnancies in Memeh Town, rural Montserrado County has gone beyond borders as girls as young as fourteen years old have given birth to babies blaming their ‘nightmare’ to the lack of educational institution in their area to accommodate them thus making them to fall prey to men.
Speaking to our staff in Memeh Thursday, September 15, 2016, these young mothers said they are willing to go back to school once such opportunities (Schools) are made available in their town.
“I am 14-year old and in the 3rd grade with a baby. My baby father is in Monrovia, I am with my mother here who is helping me to take care of my child,” a teenage girl who declined not to be named in this report in a rather shameful state of mind said.
“We have over fifteen teenage girls in this town who have babies, while others are pregnant. Some of these young girls are forced into this ugly situation by people who can even bear them. Some older men in this town enjoy having sex with minor. This should be considered as rape,” one of the residents of Memeh Town in a chat with the GNN said.
As a result of these situations, the New Dimension of Hope (NDH) Founder, Mr. Ebenezer Norman is quickly putting in place for the construction of his school complex in this area, “We are overwhelmed for the construction of a school in this area, it will help to reduce such ugly action,” he said.
Madam Momelle Horton, Deputy Education Minister for Instructions who saw this unhealthy also decried this increased teenage pregnancies in the area, noting, “We will collaborate with the NDH to speed up the construction of this school here in this area. We hope it will discourage this kind of situation,” Madam Horton in achat with the GNN noted