- John Dramani Mahama has called on the government to withdraw the planned introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education
- The former president asked the government to “immediately withdraw” its policy to promote sexuality, sexuality types and practice among young children
- He said it is important for government and all Ghanaians to respect and uphold the enduring values, norms and the rich culture of Ghana
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Former president, John Dramani Mahama, has also called on the government to withdraw the planned introduction of Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in the basic school curriculum.
In a post on Facebook, sighted by YEN.com.gh, the former president asked the government to “immediately withdraw” its policy to promote sexuality, sexuality types and practice among young children as the CSE Guidelines implicitly advocates.
His call comes after 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, made their stance known on the issue of sexuality among kids.
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Adding his voice, Mr. Mahama said: “it is important for Government and all Ghanaians to respect and uphold the enduring values, norms and the rich culture of Ghana".
The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Nuhu Osman Sharabutu, has also through his personal assistant, made known Islam's stance on sexual education of children below the ages of 10.
According to him, ideally, Islam jurisprudence allows for a child to be taught about sexuality after he or she has attained the age of 10.
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In other news, President Nana Akufo-Addo has touted his government's achievements in the fight against corruption.
According to the president, regardless of the attempt by political opponents to brand his government as corrupt, he has shown 100% commitment to fighting the canker.
He told NPP supporters in Canada that, he has shown by deeds in the fight against corruption and not by words.
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