The Minority has hinted of plans to table a motion in Parliament over the recent controversy associated with Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).
According to the Minority, attempts to introduce CSE as part of the curriculum are at variance with Ghanaian culture and customs.
“The Minority condemns in the strongest terms possible the reckless and nation-wrecking CSE agenda of the Akufo-Addo led Government which is an affront to our national values, cultural norms, and religious beliefs.”
“The despicable conduct of the Akufo-Addo administration in signing Ghana up as the lead nation in a group of six African countries which includes Eswatini (former Swaziland), Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe which are being described by UNESCO as Program Acceleration Countries is the most betrayal of the Ghanaian people in recent history,” the Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu said at a press conference on Friday.
He further added that the Education Minister had not stated the full facts about the CSE and may be the subject of their motion in the House.
“The Minority has taken judicial notice of the pathetic attempt by the Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh at a press briefing on 1st October, 2019 to deny the Government’s complicity and active implementation of the CSE agenda. This is the same Minister who recently accused President Mahama of busing thousands of Ghanaians to the Black Star Square during his self-induced inept SHS placement crisis.”
“The Minority wishes to draw the attention of the nation that we are aware and have proof of same that the Akufo-Addo Government has signed Ghana up to the Program Acceleration Countries (PAC) initiative involving six African countries for the implementation of Comprehensive Sexuality Education.”
Organizations/Religious Position on the CSE:
A number of organisations and persons have also condemned the supposed inclusion of the CSE in basic education curriculum. The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, (GPCC), branded the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education program as “Comprehensive Satanic Engagement.”
GPCC on Thursday demanded the withdrawal of the programme in its entirety from the Ghana Education Service (GES) curriculum for basic schools.
Former President John Mahama added his voice to the many calls on government to ditch the proposed Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) guidelines reportedly planned to be included in the new basic education curriculum.
The Ghana National Education Campaign Coalition, (GNECC), had also questioned the basis for the introduction of Comprehensive Sexual Education (CSE) by the Ghana Education Service.
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The MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa had said the government is in a tough position following the developments in the CSE saga.
According to him, the NPP government is not being truthful in the matter.
In a statement, the former Deputy Education Minister said the controversy will be tough for the government to navigate “as long as they refuse to be candid and transparent over the CSE saga.”
“Only sincere backtracking and a total full disclosure shall set Government free.”