The winner of the 2018 Ghana’s Most Beautiful (GMB), Naomi Abena Obeng on Friday 22nd November stormed the Mampong Technical College of Education (Ashanti Region) with her nationwide awareness creation tour on HIV/ AIDS in selected tertiary and senior high schools.
Delivering her speech,the 2019 Ghana’s Most Outstanding Beauty Queen charged students of Mampong Technical College of Education to abstain from unprotected sex to help reduce new cases of the HIV/AIDS disease.
She charged students to rather take their books seriously than engaging in sexual activities.
In collaboration with the Ghana AIDS Commission (GAC), an estimated number of over 240 students took bold decisions to test for HIV/AIDS.
The reigning GMB queen in an interview with the media stated that her outfit, The Obaa Nao Foundation, together with the Ghana AIDS Commission had carried out a lot of activities to help reduce stigma and discrimination and urged the media to support her outfit to reduce it further, to enable the country achieve success in ending HIV by 2030.
“This issue of stigma and discrimination keep eroding any successes that Ghana was making in the fight against HIV, especially among key population and hence we need to ensure that it stops, to reduce the high defaulting rate and associated deaths,” she added.
She further mentioned interventions including intensifying public campaigns on the disease, particularly on the popular Abstinence, Be Faithful and Condom Use (ABC), school engagements, adherence to treatment to suppress the virus among others to achieve the global agenda