By: Robert Ayanful

celebration at KwahuThe attempt by the Ghana Aids Control Programme (GACP) to distribute free condoms during this year’s Easter celebration at Kwahu in the Eastern Region has received condemnation from some quarters.

The condemnation follows an educational campaign by the GACP on some radio stations that it was going to distribute over 23,000 condoms for free during the Easter festivities at Kwahu as part of measures of ensuring the curbing of the possibilities of the spread of HIV/AIDS diseases during the celebration.

The Minister in charge of the Agona Swedru branch of the Kingdom Power Family, Pastor Joseph Boadu Darko has joined the member of cities of the and has described the attempt as a wrong step.

According to him, the education by the GACP should have been dwelt on Abstinence rather than the use of condom.

The Abstinence, Being Faithful and Condom use (ABC) has been the mythology and adopted and used all over the world to flight against the spread of the Aids pandemic.

Pastor Darko contended that the distribution of free condoms rather drew the minds of the people to the fact that they can engage in illicit sex by using the condom, and this can draw people who have abstained from the act to go into the practice.

He therefore appealed to the GACP to adopt a better strategy that will educate the masses to stay away from multiple sex, instead of drawing their attention to it by distributing condoms.

He also advised the public, especially the youth not to consider Easter as a period for fun and merry- making, but as a period of reflecting the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ


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