Ghana blesses abuse of children.

18 May

When I was 10 years old I wanted to be a train driver, however that had all changed by my 11th birthday as my parents had rented our first TV set so I now had my heart set on becoming a television cameraman.

Here in Accra, Ghana youth priorities vary from the inevitable music artists to The Pastors of Tomorrow! This is due in part to the opulent lifestyles demonstrated by both groups.

Clearly it was with this in mind that executives at television network TV3 had some sort of brain storm and thought up a new television competition called “The Pulpit”. On-Air Promotions invite the would-be pastors, who must be aged from 12 to 16 years only to contact TV3 for an application form.

On screen promo’s for this new network show feature children preaching to adult congregations with all the passion and energy of their Ghanaian and American adult counterparts.

It is a very sick and disturbing sight and rates right up there with other well known forms of abuse such as the practice by certain pastors of informing parents that their son or daughter is a ritualist, or witch, leading to those children being abused not only by their own parents but also by members of the communities they live in.


Will these abusers ever be brought before the criminal courts to answer for their deeds in the same way as the international courts deal with war crimes?

Jay Liotta, Accra, Ghana, West Africa.



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