A 16-year-old Pregnant girl, who is homeless and due in two days is appealing to the public as a matter of urgency to come to her aid and give her the support needed to have a safe delivery.
The 16-year-old, Abigail Nartey, who is supposed to be in form 3 in Junior High School was impregnated by an 18-year-old driver’s mate, Joshua.
Although the mate accepted the pregnancy, he gives her GHC20 for upkeep every month.
Throughout her pregnancy, she has gone for antenatal for only three times and has not been able to purchase any medication or food supplement prescribed by the doctors because she does not have money.
Her biological father sent her out of home when he found out that she was pregnant.
Sharing her story with Atinka TV’s News Editor, Regina Asamoah, Abigail explained that her father sacked her from home because he said she had disgraced him.
When she was sacked, she said the driver’s mate sent her to one of his relatives to live with her since his parents did not accept the pregnancy and could not take her in.
Unfortunately, the auntie of the Mate also sacked Abigail because the Mate was not sending them enough money for upkeep and she could no longer bear the cost.
Abigail said when she was sacked, she had to sleep in front of a store at Tema Community 22 where residents sent her to Social Welfare for help.
When Atinka TV’s Regina Asamoah, who is re-uniting some missing children with their families got to Social Welfare, the Head of Social Welfare and Community Development, Ashaiman, Mr Archibald Mensah explained to her that the facility does not have any immediate support for the pregnant girl.
Meanwhile, the doctors have stated that Abigail is expected to deliver on Friday, 9th July, 2021.
She would need a place to stay, baby items and money to foot her hospital bills.
Abigail is therefore pleading with the public to support her with the little they can.
Anyone who feels touched can support her by calling 0594594662 or send any amount to 0594594662, Regina Asamoah.