Dismiss Nana Ogyiri Immediately Over Abusive Sexual Comments About Farida Mahama- DAMSEL Foundation
Damsel Foundation has called on President Akufo Addo to immediately dismiss Nana Hesse Ogyiri from office as a Presidential staffer with immediate effect, as a sign of his government’s commitment to protecting every child from any form of abuse irrespective of their background.
Damsel Foundation in a press release says it has taken notice of a sexist and sexually inappropriate comment made by a Presidential staffer, Mr. Nana Hesse Ogyiri on his Facebook wall about a Minor, Farida Mahama on the occasion of her birthday.
The said statement according to the Foundation amounts to child abuse in clear contravention of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Children’s Act, 1998 (ACT 560) of Ghana, which enjoins governments and all persons not to subject a child to any mental abuse.
“Regrettably, Mr. Nana Hesse Ogyiri did not only make these sexually abusive and inappropriate comments about the minor but further went ahead to invite the public to share similar views about the minor while displaying her picture in the said Facebook post”.
The statement averred that, as a foundation committed to the empowerment of young girls in the country, they are appalled and disgusted by the shameful conduct of Mr. Ogyiri which is unbecoming of a Presidential Staffer condemns same in no uncertain terms.
The foundation further says, they would lodge a formal complaint on the matter to the Chief of Staff of the Republic who has oversight responsibility for Mr. Ogyiri and other appropriate local and international bodies.
“This has become imperative given the fact that this is not the first time that Mr. Ogyiri has made such despicable sexually abusive and inappropriate statements about the Minor in question”.