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General News of Thursday, 19 December 2019

Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Foh-Amoaning claps back at Australian High Commissioner over corruption claims

“Australians are more corrupt than Ghanaians,” that is coming from law lecturer and anti-gay campaigner, Moses Foh-Amoaning.

He makes this comment on the back of the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana expressing shock at the level of corruption in the country although it prides itself with Christian dominance.

The Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Andrew Barnes, made these remarks at the launch of strategic plan of the Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition in Accra recently.

His comments came barely a month after the Netherlands Ambassador to Ghana, Ron Strikker, had suggested that Ghana pursued what he termed as “Ghana Beyond Corruption”.

Addressing the press on the Comprehensive Sexuality Education in Accra on Wednesday, Mr Foh-Amoaning, expressed his displeasure at Andrew Barnes’ corruption comment.

He said, “You see he is a white man and before the white man came, we were worshipping our own god, weren’t we? They brought God to us. Now you are telling us that you don’t believe in that God and that we who say we believe in God yet we are more corrupt. As if the word ‘corruption is our local word”.

“We saw the Australians cricket team live on TV tampering with a cricket ball. Even in sports they were cheating,” he alleged.

Foh-Amoaning has over the period been a fierce critic of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) movement.

He has also slammed the introduction of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) in Ghanaian public schools.

Also being the Executive Secretary and the Spokesperson for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, he says some texts and modules in the curriculum that will guide the CSE programme in Ghana resonate with LGBT activism.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) has argued that, the subject content would be age-appropriate to enable say pre-schoolers to be empowered with values that would protect them from sexual harassment.

Most critics have said the age of five is too early for children to learn about sex. However, Mr Foh-Amoaning perceives a bigger problem with the whole CSE programme.



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