The Minority National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Parliament has asked the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) government to immediately withdraw the new curriculum meant for basic education that contains the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), since many Ghanaians including majority of NPP members are against its implementation.
The Minority also called on the government to immediately return the $22 million Swedish government support for the implementation of the CSE, and wash its hands completely of this ‘satanic’ syllabus that would not only destroy the moral fibre of the Ghanaian society, but also would definitely encourage the wholesale practice of gayism and lesbianism.
The Minority’s call is coming at a time when the NDC is being accused of introducing the same sexuality education in the curriculum of basic schools when it was in power in 2015.
Furthermore, the $22 million claim which was first made by the NDC MP for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has been rubbished by the Chairman of the Ghana Education Service (GES) Council, Michael Nsowah.
According to Mr. Nsowah, the processes towards the signing of the CSE was started by the NDC government when he (Okudzeto Ablakwa) was a deputy minister of education, and has urged him to show where the said money can be located.
NDC Press Conference
At a news conference yesterday, Minority Leader Haruna Iddrisu said, “We want all funds collected in addition to manuals, guidelines, teacher resource packs and curriculum to be returned immediately to the external promoters.”
He accused President Akufo-Addo of double standards, pretending to be a devout Christian who has decided to build a national cathedral to exalt God but clandestinely accepting the practice of homosexuality in the country.
“It is most shocking that a president who carries himself outwardly as a pious builder of the Lord’s Cathedral for which he is pulling down many pre-existing structures including bungalows for judges and the passport office will expose his duplicitous character by embarking on such terrible assaults on the morals of our children,” he said.
He commended all religious bodies both Christians and Muslims for being steadfast in rejecting the new educational curriculum and condemning the NPP government for introducing the CSE which they see as alien to the Ghanaian culture.
“We will join all well-meaning Ghanaians who respect and uphold our culture and religious and moral values in high esteem to resist this CSE,” Mr. Iddrisu declared.
He used the occasion to debunk arguments in certain quarters that it was the NDC government which introduced the programme in 2015, stressing that what the NDC signed up to be included in the curriculum was “Adolescent and Reproductive Health Education” which was completely different from this, and was to be taught at the junior high school for adolescents.
He, therefore, called on all Ghanaians to remain vigilant, resolute and be determined to collectively resist the sinister motive of government to introduce this ‘demonic’ curriculum.
By Thomas Fosu Jnr