Stop the sexual harassment, propose if you have an interest – Gender Minister to men

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Wed, 9 Oct 2019 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Minister for Gender and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison has cautioned men to desist from harassing women in schools, instead confess their love to them.

Mrs Morrison added that should the girl(s) turn them down, they (men) should try other women rather than pestering the girls.

Describing the action as totally wrong in her interaction with the media on Wednesday, October 9, 2019, the minister stated categorically that “if you are interested in a girl, propose to her, if she likes it she’ll accept, if she doesn’t like it she goes away and you go and look for another one.”

While condemning the action of the two Ghanaian lecturers who were featured in the recently ‘sex for grades’ documentary which was aired by BBC Africa Eye on Monday, October 7, 2019, Mrs Morrison averred that “we all know that it is not a good thing for both boys and girls. It is wrong. Not only in the universities, everywhere….a man shakes you and scratches your hand, what does that mean?, he sees you and hits your butt, what does that mean, we cannot do that to men when we meet them so everywhere it happens whether in the classroom, office, at home or anywhere it is wrong.”

In the documentary, BBC Africa Eye disclosed how the female reporters who posed as students were sexually harassed, propositioned and put under pressure by senior lecturers at the institution while the reporters wore secret cameras to capture every moment.

However, the two University of Ghana lecturers, namely; Professor Ransford Gyampo and Dr Paul Kwame Butakor have been interdicted by the institution after they were implicated in the ‘sex grade’ BBC documentary.

The university in a statement Tuesday said ”...the University has taken a decision to interdict Prof. Ransford Gyampo and Dr. Paul Kwame Butakor, the two lecturers featured in the documentary to allow for further investigations into the matter.

It also said, “in line with university regulations, the two will be invited by the Anti-Sexual Harassment Committee in the next few days to assist with further investigations into the BBC documentary”.

Source: www.ghanaweb.com
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