On Wednesday, October 6, some Nkoranza residents assaulted a 21-year-old man in the Bono East Region for allegedly engaging in homosexual activity, a report on myjoyonline.com indicates
In an amateur video, youth from the town are seen beating the man, identified as Yaw Barima, in a room where he is alleged to have committed the act.
On Friday, they stormed the premises and whisked him away to the palace.
The agitated group insisted that the alleged act violates a directive issued by the traditional area’s Queen Mother, Nana Yaa Dudaa Kani I, which condemns the activities of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, and Transgender people, among others.
The 21-year-old was forced to kneel at the palace while incantations were chanted over him.
After questioning him, the elders of the area oversaw the performance of purification rites.
They claim that doing so will persuade the gods to ward off any bad omens that may arise as a result of the incident.
A sheep was slaughtered and a libation was poured as part of the ritual.
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Ghana is not a place for homosexuals – Sam George strongly argues for the passing of the Anti-LGBTQ Bill in Ghana on CNN [Video]
Ningo-Prampram MP Sam George defended his strong stance on the criminalization of LGBTQ in Ghana when he was hosted on CNN in a video interview.
The Cable News Network (CNN) had called the legislator to understand his point of view on the Anti-LGBTQ Bill which the Parliament of Ghana is looking forward to debating on and possibly getting it passed.
While the conversation about LGBTQ has become very critical and yet volatile especially for people like Sam George who strongly pushes for it to be criminalized in Ghana, the MP had to explain the reasoning behind his decision and the collective decision of some MPs to get the Bill passed.
Arguments have been made for and against the passing of the Anti-LGBTQ Bill with many citing human rights abuse and infringement on the liberties of citizens who are entitled to choose their sexual preferences without any hindrances or whatsoever.
During the interview with CNN, Sam George maintained that LGBTQ is alien to the Ghanaian culture and will never be allowed to fester in the country. He maintained that although the counter-arguments on human rights and related issues are valid, the MPs of Ghana’s Parliament will ensure that the Anti-LGBTQ Bill is passed.
Hard as the interviewer tried to convince Sam George or better still appeal to his conscience on the merits and demerits of the passing of the Anti-LGBTQ Bill and what it will mean to people who practise it across the world, he stood his grounds by engaging in an intellectual argument about the concerted decision of almost the entire populace to see to the banning of LGBTQ in Ghana.
Already, a survey conducted recently revealed that about 93 per cent of Ghanaians agree that LGBTQ should not be legalized in Ghana. These people believe LGBTQ needs to be criminalized and have thrown their weights behind Sam George and other like-minded legislators pushing for the passing of the anti-LGBTQ Bill.