The Chief Justice of Ghana, Sophia Akuffo has advised ladies not to give their bodies to ”dirty old men’ in order to acquire material things from them.
According to the Supreme Court Judge, devices like iPhone are not worth giving yourselves to old men because with time the girls can always afford them.
“Girls, don’t give yourself to some dirty old man for an iPhone or for any type of phone. It is a tool, that’s all, one day you’ll own [one]. You’ll be able to buy one if you are patient and you do not throw away your virtue,” Justice Akuffo said at the Chief Justice’s Mentoring Programme for students initiated to expose pupils to the functions of the judiciary and instil in them virtues of patriotism and selflessness.
“They are tools to achieve your goals and objectives and your aims. They must not dominate your lives or used to harm others or dilute your morals and values,”she stressed.
The program was held in Kumasi on Tuesday,26th March 2019 under the theme: “I pledge myself to the service of Ghana”
She advised that young people should spend time on their phone and on the internet positively, that is for the purposes of learning and other useful activities that will enhance their lives.
She said the technology young people see today was not around yesterday and may not be around tomorrow but the values of honesty, respect, hard work, self-discipline, integrity and service will always be there and will continue to serve mankind.
She, therefore, urged them to be committed to the country’s peace, stability, environmental integrity, sanitation, and every aspect of the national existence.
On his part, Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II also commended the Chief Justice for the number of initiatives she has undertaken to improve the condition of the judiciary and to bring justice closer to the people.
He indicated that the Chief Justice’s Mentoring programme will go a long way to impact positively on the lives of participants.