Family planning must be more of a priority, says Ghanaian official

A representative from one of Ghana's biggest family planning organisations has said more needs to be done to ensure the population take it seriously.

Volta regional co-ordinator of the Planned Parenthood Association of Ghana (PPAG) Kenneth Atsu Goka explained that individuals often have a warped view of the subject.

Mr Goka told the Ghana News Agency that the Vision 2000 project had led to greater awareness on the issue of family planning, but added that since it came to an end in 2010, standards have once again slipped, with fewer resources being allocated to such projects.

He used the example of the former district of North-Tongu, where he estimated there are only now 15 PPAG volunteers.

The coordinator also called on central government to take more responsibility for family planning, urging the Ghana Health Service to collaborate with the PPAG to come up with a more effective framework.

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