Government must have single stance on CSE – Foh-Amoaning

Benjamin Adamafio Commey, GNA

Accra, Oct 9, GNA – Mr
Moses Foh-Amoaning, the Executive Secretary and Spokesperson for the National
Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values has urged government
to clearly state its position on the Comprehensive Sexuality Education
programme for better understanding.

He said, even though
the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, in a recent address allayed the
fears of the public about the intentions of the programme, the posture of some
government appointees on the policy gave the Coalition and the public a cause
to worry.

Mr Foh-Amoaning made
the call when the Coalition paid a courtesy call on Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu
Sharubutu, the National Chief Imam, at his residence in Accra.

“We are proud
because some of us have implicit faith in this President because he is the one
who came to power using the word of God, ‘the battle is the Lord’s’, so we knew
that he was not going to do anything that will be counter to what God’s word
said and so we are happy he said that.

“However, we also
hope that those working under him will have some respect for the President
because when the Chief Executive of this country for who Ghanaians have voted
for says I don’t want this to happen in my count, don’t go round limiting what
he has said”.

They have no
business doing that because this is a country of law”, he said.

The meeting was
aimed at soliciting support from the National Chief Imam ahead of the
Coalition’s World Congress of Families Summit in October and November this

The Congress is
aimed at bringing families from around the world together to deliberate on
issues that affect it and find solutions to such challenges in order to
maintain a natural family unit.

Mr Foh-Amoaning who
is also a Law lecturer and a critic of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and
Transgender (LGBT) movement also said there was the need for the state to have
a national policy on the subject matter to avoid further misinterpretation by
the public.

This, he said should
be done on a wide spectrum from, legal point of view to scientific, health
points of view as well as the international relations to ensure common

Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu
Sharubutu on his part assured the Coalition of his office’s support to ensure
that it achieved its goal.

He also called for
unity among all religious organisations and well-meaning Ghanaians to ensure
that the values of the society were upheld.

The National
Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values is a tripartite
coalition made up of Christian community; the Christian council, Catholic
secretariat, Catholic Bishops conference, Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic
Council, the Muslim community and the Traditional rulers.