Municipal Chief Executive (MCE) of Yilo-Krobo, Mr. Eric Tetteh has described the new generation of young females as very beautiful and attractive but called on Ghanaian men to completely avoid having any form of unprotected sexual engagements with these ladies to avoid HIV AIDS.
He believes that abstinence is the best key to reducing HIV/AIDS in the Yilo-Krobo District.
” This Young Female Generation Are Very Pretty, men should close their eyes or get protected to avoid any infections”, he added.
Responding to the high cases of HIV AIDS cases in the Yilo-Krobo District, Hon Tetteh attributed this to strangers who relocate to the district with HIV cases just to avoid humiliation and stigmatization in their communities.
He believes that HIV is real in his district but is of the view that the high numbers should be attributed to strangers living within the district.
Speaking to Oman News’ Kwaku Stephen in Somanya during a health screening organized and funded by the NLA’s good courses foundation, Hon Eric Tetteh cautioned the youth of Somanya on HIV and its effects it has on individuals who refuse to seek medical attention due to stigmatization.
He lauded the NLA for the exercise saying it was important for the improvement of health among people living in the 33 municipalities in the Yilo-Krobo district.
The Assembly, he opined, was committed to ensuring that the health of the people in the district was improved through consistent education on sanitation leading to attitudinal change.
Over 200 people, comprising the young, old, and aged in Somanya and other communities in the Yilo-Krobo district in the Eastern region turned up to be screened for various health-related diseases on Wednesday, 21st September 2022.
Traditional rulers from the community and other neighboring communities were not left out as they also took turns going through the screening process.
Organized by the Good Causes Foundation, a charity arm of the National Lottery Authority (NLA) in partnership with Lafiya Clinic, the people were screened for diseases such as Blood Pressure (BP), Diabetes, Hepatitis B, and Hypertension.
The screening began at 10 am with the people seated patiently under tents waiting to take turns to go through the screening process and also receive medical attention as well as advice from medical officers present.
Medical officers took the opportunity to educate the people who had turned up for the health screening on health issues using the blend of the English language and the local dialect for better understanding.
Story by: Kwaku Stephen