Some personalities in the showbiz circles do not believe President Akufo-Addo’s assurances that his government will not implement the controversial Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Ghana’s educational system.
One of them is Gospel artiste, Chif Charles who insists that the president’s assurances is only geared towards getting him enough votes for a second term in office.
“I have a feeling they are only backtracking because we’re close to elections. If they win, they would pass this thing…because by then we’d be done with elections [and], people would have forgotten and people would have accepted and found ways to live with it. So, me even though he [President Akufo-Addo] has spoken, I think it is pretentious,” Chif Charles said on Zylofon FM today, Mondy, when the issue was being discussed.
Discussions about the CSE policy had in recent times dominated the media space as critics claim it will introduce Ghanaian children to sex and homosexuality at a very young age.
Others also are of the view that it will distort the country’s norms and culture.
But government has rejected such claims with President Nana Akufo-Addo calling on Ghanaians to “keep calm because there is no truth in what is being speculated.”
“I will rather plead with you to continually pray for me to gain the wisdom, good health and kindness, to govern this nation,” the President said.
But Chif Charles doubts the genuineness of the President’s remarks.
“I think that we also need to guard his statement and his speech jealousy. We have to play it constantly on social media and everywhere. We have to say it back to him that Mr. president you said so so and so, so live by your word. His word is his bond to us and so let’s not just take it for granted that he has spoken and so it’s not gonna happen,” Chif Charles stated.
The Gospel artiste further urged Ghanaians to hold the president by his words.
“In the same administration, the Minister of Education has said several contradictory things about CSE and even the President’s statement itself is a whole contradiction compared to the statement that came out earlier from the same administration. And so let’s guard what the president said. Let’s say that he’s the finality of everything that emanated from the Ministry of Education on the CSE issue and the finality is that we’re not going to embark on such a thing. Let’s take him for his word and let’s hold him by his word,” he added.