Jessica Opare – Saforo recounts sexual harassment incident

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

/ by Quame Zane

Jessica Opare Saforo, co-host of the award-winning celebrity and lifestyle show, Celebrity Fanzone on GH One TV has revealed how she was threatened with rape as a young lady in Madina.

Addressing recent comments made by Otiko Afisa Djaba, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection during a speech and prize giving day at Krobo Girls Presbyterian Senior School, Jessica recounted how she was once threatened with rape.

Minister Otiko Djaba attracted the wrath of Ghanaians last week when she cautioned students against wearing short dresses in order not to attract rapists.

“In conclusion, If you wear a short dress, it’s fashionable but, know that it can attract somebody who would want to rape or defile you. You must be responsible for the choices you make,” the minister stated.

Jessica however didn’t share in the minister’s comments narrating a personal experience several years ago.

”This issue of rape I feel has been around for too long and we play with it a lot and this is a personal experience and this happened many many years ago, when I was in Madina, that’s where I grew up. I lived very close to a school and there used to be a lot of boys who would go and play football because there was a park in front of my house. I remember there was one day when I was walking pass a bunch of boys and they started catcalling and I didn’t respond and I remember one of them say in Twi [If you don’t respond we will rape you]. And trust me I was dressed like a Tomboy, in my jeans and all.”

Jessica further expressed her frustration about the issue of rape attributing it partially to male domination.

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