The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, has reiterated the call to end dangerous practices such as forced and early marriages which stops girls from realizing their possibility.
According to him, such practices were not just unethical but harmful to the development of youth, specifically girls.
He stated girls, and also for that matter women had an essential part to play in the advancement of any kind of country and also, consequently, forcing them to wed at childhood was in reverse and an affront to the rights of girls.
Sheikh Sharubutu stated this when the leadership of Plan International Ghana paid a courtesy call on him at his home in Accra. Plan International is implementing a girl’s advocacy partnership with the aim of decreasing child marriage, sexual violence and abuse, commercial exploitation of girls in addition the advocacy to ensure that women have accessibility to technological and vocational training.
The five-year program is being implemented in the Ashanti, Eastern, Greater Accra, Northern, Savannah, North East, Upper East and Upper West areas.
Sheikh Sharubutu said every child was worthy of the right to self-development, and for that matter society had an obligation to make sure that girls were given the required assistance to develop their potential.
Sheikh Sharubutu complimented Plan International Ghana for working towards getting rid of forced as well as early marriages from the country.
Source: Ghana Waves