The Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) has disassociated Ghanaian women from the comments made by actress Moesha Boduong on CNN to the effect that Ghana’s economy is so bad to the extent that women are compelled to have sexual affairs with men regardless of their marital status just to survive.
The Ministry said it “condemns” Moesha’s statements and in particular “her generalisations, which are unjustified.”
In a statement, the Gender Ministry said Ms Boduong has the right to discuss her lifestyle on any platform but “she does not represent the multitudes of hardworking Ghanaian women putting in 10 – 18 hours a day in the fields, markets and offices across Ghana, to put food on the table, find shelter for their children and guide their families through the turbulence of life to the extraordinary vision of “A Ghana Beyond Aid”, which is within our reach.”
Meanwhile, Ms Boduong has apologised for her comments following a wave of criticisms against her on social media.
“I have had a lot of time to think and reflect and I apologise to all, especially my African sisters. I pray you all find it in your hearts to forgive me,” she said in an Instagram post on Friday, 13 April 2018.
Ms Boduong further indicated that she has respect for “all the hard working women of our beloved country and accept that some of my utterances were not a reflection of what happens in most homes”.