Drobo Traditional Council kicks against LGBTQ+

October 15, 2021 By 0 Comments


The Omanhene of Drobo Traditional Area and Vice President of Bono Regional House of Chiefs, Okokyeredom Sakyi-Ako, has added his voice on calls to ban activities of the LGBTQI+ advocates in the country.

Speaking at a press conference at his Palace in Drobo, in the Jaman South Municipal, Okokyeredom Sakyi-Ako did not mince words, when cautioned William Okofo-Dateh, Member of Parliament (MP) for the Jaman South Constituency, not to step foot in their land should he vote against the bill seeking to ban the activities of LGBTQI+ in the country.

To the Chief, it was a taboo, and the MP, being the representative of the people in Parliament, should communicate the same in the House, and vote to support the bill.

Okokyeredom Sakyi-Ako, again, appealed to the government not to bow to Western pressure, but be resolute, since the entire country was behind it to reject such an abominable act in Ghana.

The Chief cautioned that, since Ghanaian traditions and customs forbid such an act, anyone in their land, who would be caught indulging in same sex acts, would be dealt with according to their traditions and customs, to serve as deterrent to other people in the area.

Some sub-chiefs and queenmothers present at the Conference, also appealed to the Regional and National House of Chiefs to rise and reject the activities of the LGBTQI+, which was an abomination to Ghanaian culture.

They appealed to Parliament to be united in voting to ban the activities of ‘these people’, since their actions were unholy in the face of morality.

In a similar development, the former Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Dr. Kwadwo Afari Gyan, the Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang Badu II, and the Krontihen of the Sunyani Traditional Area, Oboaman Bofotia Boaponsem, have all stated their support for ‘The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021.’

According to the three eminent personalities, they were against same-sex marriage, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI+) activities.

Mr Afari Gyan indicated in a press statement that he does not think same-sex marriage can be justified on grounds of human rights.

“I am aware that some of the factors we consider to be human rights today, such as the right to education, good drinking water and shelter, and the rights of women, workers, and children, were not considered to be so in times past.

“However, if we look critically at the factors that have become part of the body of human rights, it is clear that their essence is the improvement of the human condition, and the protection and perpetuation of the human race.”

Osagyefo Oseadeayo Agyemang Badu II has taken a firm decision against LGBQTI+, threatening to storm Parliament with over 10,000 Ghanaians to see to the passage of the bill.

According to the Chief, who is also a High Court Judge, the fight against LGBTQI+ in Ghana was a collective effort, and not only for one person, therefore, any attempt by Parliament to reject the bill was going to trigger uncontrollable anger.

“I feel saddened by what I heard. It is like some educated people are now becoming backward thinkers. I heard some people are against the Anti-LGBQTI+ Bill. I want the parliamentarians to listen, and listen well. It would not be good for all of us, because I’ll storm Parliament with 10,000 people. I want Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Bagbin, not him alone, but Hon. Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Haruna Iddrisu. I want them to know that it’s not a few people that are supporting Sam George over the bill, but chiefs in this country are strongly behind him.”

Oboaman Bofotia Boaponsem said the majority of Ghanaians were against the LGBQTI+, saying, “man cannot marry man, and woman cannot marry woman, because, how can they give birth and multiply in the world?”

The Krontihene said Parliament should not pay attention to anyone who would oppose the passage of the bill.

“The values in Ghana are paramount, and every well-meaning Ghanaian must fully support the passing of the bill,” Oboaman Bofotia Boaponsem said.