The DCE for the Bongo District, Peter Ayinbisa, has attributed the rise in teenage pregnancy in the area to the drinking water there.

According to him, the drinking sources in the district boost sexual drive in men and make women very fertile.

Despite admitting that he hasn’t found a scientific basis for this view, he insisted that some nurses have confirmed: “the wonders” the water does to men and women in the Bongo District.

In an interview on Bolgatanga-based Dreamz FM, Peter Ayinbisa said, “Somebody told me a story that the water we drink makes us [men] sexually active and makes the women highly potent”.

“I don’t know the science of it, but a female nurse told me that it’s true. That the water we drink makes us highly potent and makes us the men sexually active. I don’t know the science of it, but this was what somebody told me, and I am tempted to believe it,” he said.

Nevertheless, Mr Ayinbisa admonished teenagers in Bongo District from engaging in unprotected sexual activities based on the ideology.

He further called on the government and other relevant stakeholders to collectively work to curb the growing spate of teenage pregnancy in the area.

“It’s a multifaceted matter, and the approaches cannot be one way to solving the problem. The parents have a role to play.

“The community has a role to play; guidance by teachers for the teenager who are in school, and we as a government- the local assembly has a role to play,” he said.



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