The MEC of Health Dr. Ramathumba flanked by the Mayor of Collins Chanane Municipality Cllr Moses Maluleke, The principal of Shingwedzi High school Albert Mabasa followed by students.
The MEC of Health, Dr. Phophi Ramathuba urged teenagers in Malamulele areas to avoid teenage pregnancy and stay away from substance abuse. The MEC, Dr. Ramathuba said this during the Teenage pregnancy and Substance abuse Awareness Walk from Shingwedzi secondary school at Madonsi to Malamulele Township on the 14th February 2019.
According to the MEC Dr. Ramathuba, the walk from Shingendzi Secondary School to Malamulele Township was aimed primarily at creating awareness against teenage pregnancy and substance abuse to the students.
“Teenage pregnancy and Substance abuse are killing our students. Once a student starts to be a mother it is very difficult for her to cope at school. We advise teenagers to focus on building their better future and avoid teenage pregnancy and substance abuse, she said.
The MEC of Health further highlighted that teachers and principals from different schools must always make sure that they advise leaners on how to protect themselves from substances abuse and teenage pregnancy.
The Mayor of Collins Chabane Local Municipality, Cllr Moses Maluleke reiterated what the MEC was saying that teenagers must focus on building a better future for themselves and avoid substance abuse and teenage pregnancy.