Enter into contractual agreements with partners - Ashiabor

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By GNA

9/30/2003 -

Accra, Sept. 29, GNA - Mr Dela Ashiabor, Officer-in-charge of the Social Welfare Section of the Women and Juvenile Unit (WAJU), has advised couples to endeavour to enter into proper contractual agreements with their marriage partners. Mr Ashiabor, who gave this advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said this would help reduce the high incidence of divorce cases often reported at the unit. He reminded women that they would be compounding their social problems stemming from divorce, if they rushed into marriage. The time, he said, had, therefore, come not only for women to choose right partners, but to also have lasting contractual agreements with them.

Mr Ashiabor appealed to government to provide WAJU with the necessary resources to enable it to live up to expectation. He intimated that plans were underway to equip women, who reported at the section, with skills, to make them economically viable so as to provide some of the basic needs of their children. Touching on statistics, Mr Ashiabor stated that his outfit handled a total of 2,615 social cases last year compared to 2,117 by mid-September this year. He said, given adequate logistics, the outfit which handled between 50 and 60 cases daily, most of which had to do with the maintenance, naming and custody of children, would be enabled to dispose of more marriage cases.

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