PRESIDENT NANA Akufo-Addo has finally allayed the fears of Ghanaians over reports that his administration wanted to introduce some foreign cultures into the syllables of the basic school system in the country, and thereby expose school children lesbianism and gay.
Commenting on the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE), which has sparked a lot of controversy and debate in the country since last week, he said he has no negative agenda for the country, stressing that he genuinely wish well for Ghana.
According to him, his government would never introduce any policy into basic schools that would expose the students to lesbianism and gay practices.
“So far as I remain the president of this country, no foreign culture that will destroy the future of our dear children, would be allowed into the curriculum of students, so don’t panic. I am the president and I only want the best for this country”.
President Nana Akufo-Addo, who was commenting on the controversial CSE at the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church in Kumasi for the first time on Sunday, said some critics of his government were spreading the false rumour just to create unnecessary panic.
He said his prime motive for introducing the Free Senior High (SHS) policy is to ensure that every school going child would not be a dropout due to financial or any other constraints, stressing that the policy is meant to better the future of the children.
“The free SHS was not introduced to pave way for foreign culture to have their way into our schools and destroy the future aspiration of the youth. The noise going around the country are not true so I will encourage you to reject them”, the president said.
The president indicated that education is the key to the future development of the country; therefore, his government would continue to make investments into the sector and also protect the children so that their future would be secured and improved.
Nana Akufo-Addo used the occasion to ask for prayers from Christians so that his administration would be one-of-a-kind.
“Pray for strength, good heart, courage and God’s projection for me so that I will sail the ship to the Promised Land successfully”.
Rt. Rev. Prof. Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, the Methodist Bishop of Kumasi, in his short address, called for total support for the President to govern the country well, adding that corrupt practices should not be allowed in the country.
The Dean of St Cyprian’s Anglican Cathedral, Very Rev. Oscar Amoah, presented a book to the President, amid claps from the congregation.