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CSE a monster, be watchful - Frimpong Manso ‘alerts’ Ghanaians

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Thu, 3 Oct 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Reverend Frimpong Manso has reaffirmed his reservations about the purported Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) which the Akufo-Addo government intends to roll out in basic schools, describing it as a monster.

According to him, this CSE policy has the potential to erode the long-held traditional value system in the country. He has, therefore, called on Ghanaians to be alert and squarely fight the "monster" government wants to import into the country.

Speaking at a Press Conference at the National Headquarters of Assemblies of God Ghana in Accra, the man of God said " CSE is a hydra-headed monster that could come in different forms. We are glad government has suspended it but we must be on watch to face it squarely in any shape or form that it will want to resurrect”.

Citing evidence to buttress his claim, Reverend Frimpong Manso pointed out that the CSE was captured in the 2019 budget statement presented by the Finance Minister in parliament earlier this year.

Therefore, chances that the CSE will resurface in the education sector in future is high, adding that some international agencies are behind the project so they can instill liberal education in vulnerable countries like Ghana.

He stressed that, "we reject absolutely the inclusion of CSE in any form and in any name in our school curriculum now and in the future as we see the policy as a long term subtle agenda to target our young population with a liberal mindset to accepting and tolerating LGBTQ as a normal societal behaviour in the very near future".



The General Superintendent of Assemblies of God Ghana noted that the GPCC "are working closely with the ecumenical and interfaith groups through the national coalition for proper human sexual rights and family values to build up a strong national resistance to this policy and to ensure its total withdrawal never to be reintroduced in another form in the near future".

Meanwhile, Education Minister, Matthew Opoku Prempeh on Tuesday cautioned faith-based organisations to fact check their information from official government sources before making utterances on matters arising.

His comment comes after some religious organisations stated that the CSE expected to be introduced to basic schools in 2020 will have negative influence on the children and society as a whole.

Background

Ghana and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) 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 Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE).

Known as the “Our right, Our lives, Our Future,” the 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.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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