Instead of mere verbal assurances on Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) so late in the day when the horses have conspicuously bolted from the stable door, many of us had expected real and sincere leadership which requires that President Akufo-Addo takes full responsibility and begin to exhibit control.
At the very least, it was expected of him to outline practical steps of walking back and dealing with the litany of contradictions and untruths as exposed in many official documents and speeches of his Ministers.
In essence, the President’s remarks to the Anglican flock in Kumasi will have little effect, if any, on international partners whose financial resources and technical assistance to implement CSE have long been happily and warmly accepted by the Akufo-Addo Administration.
The President had only two convincing options: either by standing with the CSE roll out and defending same as some Government ventriloquists have done – insisting that:
“there’s nothing wrong with the new curriculum teaching our children to be tolerant of LGBTQI” or the President should have distanced himself from the roll out completely, sanctioning his appointees who have undermined his Christian values as he eloquently espoused yesterday, with an announcement on steps to reset.
I am afraid, just as the Pontius Pilate style of leadership only but facilitated the crucifixion of Jesus the Christ, so can we confidently affirm, that, so far, President Akufo-Addo’s Pontius Pilate approach does not guarantee an escape for our children from the perilous path to Golgotha.