Lecturer asks Supreme Court to declare God created man

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One of the lecturers filed a lawsuit urging the Supreme Court to declare that man was created by God and not through the theory of evolution put forward by scientists.

Evolutionary theory states that humans evolved from apes.

Sir Johnson Anani, associate lecturer at Sunyani Technical University, argues that the theory of evolution is an affront to Christian faith.

It also raises problems with science’s position 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.

According to him, God created days, nights, years and seasons and they are not the result of any movement on earth.
The plaintiff argues that the theory of evolution and the theory of the solar system were against the Bible which said that God created the earth.

“The implications of the theories are that God’s creative work, as mentioned in the Book of Genesis, was canceled, denied, or abolished,” as he mentioned in his writing.

The ban
Aside from urging the highest court on Earth to support his claims, Sir Annan also wants the court to ban the study of evolution and the solar system in the country.

He said, “These theories are taught in schools (Elementary, JHS and SHS) and should be prohibited or abolished.”

The lawsuit is filed against the Director General of Education Services in Ghana, the President of the Ghana Science Association in Ghana and the Attorney General’s Department.

AG’s response
Meanwhile, the public prosecutor urged the court to dismiss the lawsuit, describing it as unfounded and an abuse of the court’s procedures.
In a preliminary legal objection, the AG argues that the lawsuit does not raise any cause of action because it does not provide for any constitutional issue for the court to interpret, or any constitutional violations by the defendants.

“The request is incompetent and does not properly invoke the jurisdiction of the court under Article 2 (1) and (2) of the Constitution of Ghana, 1992 and also does not comply with Rules 45 and 46 of the Supreme Court Rules, 1996 CI16,” AG argued.

Supreme court
Sir Anani initially brought the case to the Kumasi High Court, but the court dismissed the case on the grounds that it had no jurisdiction to hear it.

The presiding judge, Judge Patricia Kwansah, held that the court had no jurisdiction to hear the case because the plaintiff had not requested any personal rights that he wanted to be enforced by the court.

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The judge ruled: “I will have to cancel this matter not to the extent that the plaintiff’s claims do not reveal any reasonable cause for the lawsuit but because what is properly called this court has no jurisdiction to deal with this issue.”

So the court advised Sir Anani to refer the case to the Supreme Court.

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