Some teenage girls numbering about one hundred and thirty (130) have been engaged in a four-day mentorship and empowerment summit in Cape coast.
The participants also included teachers from Ajumako-Enyan Essiam, Komenda-Edina-Eguafo Abrem, Assin South, Upper Denkyira West and Ekumfi.
Opening the summit in Cape Coast, the Minister for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Mrs Cynthia Morrison said efforts at empowering girls would make little impact if boys were not given equal attention.
She said, “If the boys are not included in these empowerment programmes the girls would go back and still be convinced by the boys which would bring all the efforts to nought,” adding that, “the ministry was not only for girls but for both sexes.”
The minister therefore argued that while it was important to step up efforts to enlighten the girl child on adolescent sexuality, boys must not be left out of such education.
She advised the girls not to be deceived by money to enter sexual activities but focus on their books and set their minds to achieve greatness.