The Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Professor Kwasi Opoku-Amankwa, is not in the good books of many for sanctioning Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Ghanaian public schools.
The latest to join critics is the President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Rev. Prof. Paul Frimpong-Manso who described the GES boss as a “disaster.”
He could not fathom why such a learned professor could not decipher the strategy of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community to rob the children off their morals.
“We don’t hate gays but just like armed robbery and prostitution, their action is against the Bible and we don’t want our children to be victims,” he said.
The Pentecostal and Charismatic Council President is convinced the CSE is an LGBT strategy to capture the minds of children to accept what they believe in.
Prof. Frimpong-Manso said he has implicit faith in President Nana Akufo-Addo and “I know he will not sanction such a satanic agenda.”
Ghana and the United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization launched the CSE programme this year in a bid to empower adolescents and young people to deepen their scope of existing activities to attain a CSE.
Known as the Our right, Our lives, Our Future (O³), CSE is supported by the governments of Sweden and Ireland.
It is being implemented in Ghana, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland), Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe for effective delivery of quality comprehensive sexuality programmes.
Beginning next year, pupils in all public schools in Ghana including five-year-olds, will be taught CSE.
The aim, the GES maintains is empowered with values that would protect them from sexual harassment.