Ghanaian university lecturer wants Supreme Court to declare God created man

An assistant lecturer at the Sunyani Technical University, Sir Johnson Anane, has filed a suit asking the Supreme Court to declare that man was created by God and not through the evolution theory propounded by scientists.

According to him, the evolution theory, which explains that man evolved from apes, is an affront to the Christian faith.

He also questioned the position of science that the earth is a planet in the solar system and that the earth’s movement around the sun results in days, nights, years and seasons.

He noted that days, nights, years and seasons were created by God and do not come about as a result of any movement of the earth.

“The implications of the theories are that the creative work of God as stated in Genesis has been cancelled, denied or nullified,” he stated in his writ.

Sir Anane also wants the court to ban the study of the evolution theory and the solar system in the country.

“These theories are taught in schools (Primary, JHS and SHS) and need to be banned or abolished,” he said.

But, the Attorney-General has urged the court to dismiss the suit because it is without merit and an abuse of the court’s process.

“The motion is incompetent and does not properly invoke the court’s jurisdiction under Article 2(1) and (2) of the Constitution of Ghana, 1992 and does not also comply with Rules 45 and 46 of the Supreme Court Rules, 1996 C.I.16,” the Attorney-General stated.

Sir Anane filed the suit against the Director-General of the Ghana Education Service, the President of the Ghana Science Association of Ghana and the Attorney-General Department.

Sir Anane initially filed the case at the Kumasi High Court.

The court, presided over by Justice Patricia Quansah, however, struck out the case on the basis that it had no jurisdiction to hear it.

“I will have to strike out this matter not so much as the plaintiff’s claims not disclosing any reasonable cause of action but because properly so-called, this court has no jurisdiction to deal with the matter,” the judge ruled.

The court, therefore, advised Sir Anane to take the case to the Supreme Court.


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