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Acana Summons Acholi RDCs, LCV’s over Teenage Pregnancies

Rwot David Onen Acana II

Rwot David Onen Acana II, the Acholi Paramount chief, has summoned all the Resident District Commissioners (RDCs) and Local Council Five chairpersons(LCVs) from the sub region for a meeting to deliberate on the increasing cases of teenage pregnancies and rampant sales of land in the region.

Ambrose Olaa, the Prime Minister Ker Kwaro Acholi said a letter has been written to all the RDCs and LCVs summoning them for the urgent meeting with the paramount chief.

He said the paramount chief wants to meet the top leaderships in the district to find ways of addressing the spike in cases of teenage pregnancies and how these girls can be supported to go back to school and also find ways of addressing the rampant sales of land which might leave the Acholi residents landless.

Cases of teenage pregnancies have skyrocketed in the region ever since the government closed educational institutions as part of the COVID-19 containment measures.

For instance, a recent report released by Kitgum District Probation Office indicates 4,767 young girls between the ages of 10-19 got pregnant in the last two and half years.

While in the neighbouring Pader district, 582 girls between 15 and 19 years have been impregnated since the beginning of this year.

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