Educate your children on sex; do not hide the truth from them - Gender Minister

Educate your children on sex; do not hide the truth from them - Gender Minister

The Minister for Gender, Children and Social protection, Cynthia Morrison, has underscored the need for parents and guardians to talk to their children about their sexual orientations.

This, she said, would enable them identify persons with bad sexual intentions intentions towards them.

According to her, it is prudent for children to be taught that their bodies belonged to them and anyone who touched certain private parts had violated them

The gender minister said educating children would help them stay away from negative sexual orientations, influential images and videos propagated through social media, cartoons and other medium accessible.

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Speaking at a forum to celebrate the 6th Anniversary of the ‘National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family values’ and the Second edition of its National Dialogue Series, she said the government’s stance in this matter is No, and there was no way by which the President together with his leadership were going back on their promise.

She said children as young as four-year-olds were already aware of sex and the elderly, community and opinion leaders had the responsibility to teach them the right way to go.

“Let’s not hide from the truth our children already know about sex, let’s sit them down and speak to them in a language they understand,” she said.

She however advised parents who found it difficult talking to their children on the subject to engage their pastors, friends or trustworthy persons.

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In other news, two University of Ghana (UG) graduates named Kwabena Opoku Amoah and Ernest Agyekum Amponsah have set up a groundbreaking cocoa processing factory in the Anyinam in the Atiwa West District of the Eastern Region.

Kwabena and Ernest had no experience whatsoever in chocolate manufacturing and did not do any internships or professional courses with any firms either.

The two are completely self-taught as they performed their own research works to come out with their company.

The two brilliant gentlemen did not study any science or engineering related programmes either. What they have Bachelor's degrees in are Political Science and Linguistics from the same University.

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