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The country’s main strategy for harnessing the Demographic Dividend (DD) is built around ensuring that the adolescents are healthy, properly educated and appropriately skilled to take up jobs that will be created in the economy as per the third National Development Plan (NDP III) programme lay out.  The corner stone of this strategy is rapid fertility decline, arising mainly from young people delaying marriage and childbirth as they complete their education and build careers, which will trigger the age structure transformation and in turn effect harnessing of the DD. Teenage pregnancy will undermine this strategy in so many ways if no action is taken.