Ashanti Regional Secretary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Sam Pyne, says former President John Dramani Mahama should shut up for asking the government to “immediately withdraw” the introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
Persons against CSE describe it as “satanic” and a pro-LGBT agenda.
Mr. Mahama in a Facebook post said: “I fully understand the outrage of the moral society and a large majority of parents, opposing the planned introduction of what government and its partners are calling Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
Read the statement below:
I fully understand the outrage of the moral society and a large majority of parents, opposing the planned introduction of what the government and its partners are calling Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
As noted by the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Most Rev. Philip Naameh of the Catholic Bishops Conference, Rev. Dr. Paul Frimpong-Manso and National Chief Imam Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu, this addition to the national curriculum cannot be acceptable in any form. The government must immediately withdraw its policy to promote sexuality, sexuality types and practice among young children as the CSE Guidelines implicitly advocates.
We reject it and note that it is important for Government and all Ghanaians to respect and uphold the enduring values, norms and the rich culture of Ghana. What Ghana urgently needs is a substantial improvement in quality education, which is accessible and affordable to all.
But Sam Pyne says the 2020 Presidential candidate of the NDC, has no moral right to question how President Akufo-Addo should run his administration.
According to him, Mahama is only doing petty politics and lacks an understanding of how the CSE works.
He further stressed that the former President should have checked facts and verified his information from official government sources before making utterances on matters arising.
The Education Ministry said the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) begun a process to introduce the controversial CSE into the curriculum of public basic schools.
However, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, has said the government has not approved the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) document for use by teachers in basic schools.
By : Richard Obeng Bediako / Kingdom 107.7 FM / Kingdomfmonline.com / [email protected] / Ghana / 2019