Agortime-Kpetoe, Jan. 29, GNA - Mrs Juliana Azumah-Mensah, Minister of Women and Children\'s Affairs, has expressed worry about the growing trend among parents, to pass on their responsibilities to teachers.
She stressed that the job of caring for and mentoring children was essentially that of the parent first before any other person.
She was speaking at the Volta Regional President\'s Christmas Party for Children, organized on Friday, at Agortime-Kpetoe, in the Adaklu-Anyigbe District.
She said government would continue to provide the enabling environment-infrastructure and policies for every disciplined child to attain his or her capacity and called on parents to provide for their children.
Mrs Azumah-Mensah blamed some men for abandoning their first wives and children to begin other amorous exploits.
She counselled children to be disciplined and avoid early sex and alcoholism.
Mrs Azumah-Mensah advised the children to \"dream big,\" persevere and work hard to attain their limits in life.
Two hundred children, selected from public and private basic schools in the three traditional areas in the district attended the party.
Mr Edwin Gamadeku, Volta Regional Director of the Department of Children said the programme was an opportunity for high profile people to interact with children.
Colonel Cyril Necku, (rtd), Deputy Volta Regional Minister, observed that, the massive infrastructural development in education, health and other areas should be affecting every Ghanaian child.
Mr Michael Kobla Adzaho, Adaklu-Anyigbe District Chief Executive (DCE), asked the kids to report their parents whenever they refuse to send them school.
He said the numerous interventions by government in education should make every parent to send his child to school.
Ashon Semevor, a pupil, in a message, on behalf of his colleagues, asked government to provide schools in the district with computers, classrooms, extend the school feeding programme and build bungalows attached to schools in the outlandish areas to attract teachers there.