Ghana’s gay community is planning on embarking on a “peace walk”to thank President Akufo-Addo for his recent statement on homosexuals.
Members of the association of gays and lesbians have congratulated president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo for his “emphatic response” on the discrimination of homosexuals in Ghana.
Nana Addo in an interview with Aljazeera made the point that although the pressure to legalize homosexuality is not that severe, Ghana is likely to legalize same-sex marriage in the future.
Reacting to the president’s statement, Ghana’s LGBTQI association hinted of a peaceful march in from Obra Spot in Accra to the Flagstaff House to present a formal plea to him.
“Consistent with our calm demeanor there will be a peaceful Movement Walk on Friday 15th December 2017 from Obra Spot to the Flagstaff house to thank the President Akufo Addo and his government and present the mission and vision of the LGBTQI Movement,” excerpts of the statement reads.
Nana Addo’s statement on Aljazeera has caused a stir in the country with religious groups responding with opposing views. The Christian Council has argued that legalizing homosexuality has the potential of ripping off the family culture of Ghana and that same-sex marriage is a deadly threat to Ghana. Ghana’s conservative society has seen the gay community mostly silent and in hiding as cases of stigma and brutality abounds.
To this effect, members of the gay community often risk their lives moving out of the country to get married or freely live their lives. YEN.com.gh had earlier told the news of how a former school prefect of the Achimota School married his American gay boyfriend after years of being together. Also, a group of 8 Ghanaians in Canada is seeking out signatures to pressurize government of Ghana to respect the rights of the LGBT community – a development which has seen several Ghanaians lash out at them on social media.
Being gay in Ghana comes with grave challenges with the most brutal and deadly been mob justice – a development which continues to see the LGBT community in Ghana always in hiding. With this bold step taken by Stephen, it remains uncertain if many more gay men in Ghana could take the challenge or risk of leaving their country to live the life they so wish to live.
Top 10 Most Expensive Schools in Ghana and their Fees(With Pictures)
Ghana’s standard of education have improved overtime. Presently, ranked among the countries that have good schools.
When you talk about good schools in Ghana today, the question is no longer availability but affordability!
Majority of good Ghanaian schools are only for the high-end income earners, and they mostly follow international curriculum.
10. American International School (1 Jungle Road, East Legon)
Levels: Nursery, Primary,Secondary
Kwaku Bonsam Warns President Akufo-Addo Over KUMACA Deaths
Renowned Ghanaian fetish priest, Nana Kwaku Bonsam, has urged the President to quickly put in place a committee to see to it that rituals are performed in KUMACA.
According to Kwaku Bonsam, until this is done, the death and hospitalization of some students of the school will not end.
He disclosed on Hot 93.9FM the recent deaths in the school are being caused by ‘black magic’ or ‘juju’ planted in the school.
Though Kwaku Bonsam failed to mention the names of those who planted the ‘juju’, he said that was done as a means to gain recognition and prestige for KUMACA.Therefore, to avert the death and future reoccurrence, he recommends a spiritual cleansing for the school which must be allowed by the President and the school authority, stated a razzonline.com report.
“I advised President Akufo- Addo to take the recent happenings bizarre happenings in KUMACA serious.” “Something was planted in the school so he should not waste time in setting up committees to look into the death that is obviously spiritual and requires spiritual means in dealing with the issue,” he said.
Meanwhile, other ‘men of God’ have also blamed the current death situation on evil spirits invading the school.
Rev. Owusu Bempah and the Eagle Prophet have all said the KUMACA deaths are caused by evil spirits.
However, health officials have established that the KUMACA deaths are caused by the HINI Influenza Virus. Therefore, the Ghana Health Service has put measures in place to curb the spread of the virus and to assist the students who have already been affected.
My Real Name Wasn’t Good Enough For The Brand That’s Why I Changed It-Nana Ama Mcbrown
Many fans of celebrated Ghanaian actress, Nana Ama McBrown believe that is her original name but she has disclosed that the name was adopted somewhere along the line in pursuit of her acting career.
“When I was in school, my name was not Nana Ama McBrown.
I was born Felicity Ama Agyemang but an uncle of mine based in the USA who felt the name was not good enough to brand me properly chose McBrown for me.
There were times they will be mentioning Nana Ama McBrown and I will not respond because that was not my name and it was not in tune with what I had grown to be identified as. Branding is very important in one’s career”, she revealed during a presentation in this year’s ‘Tek Talk’ at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
According to her, Felicity Ama Agyemang was a very common name and difficult to brand and therefore bought into the idea for a change in name indicating that she has no regrets for how far it has brought her.
“Today when you mention McBrown everybody knows it is me. If I had maintained the Felicity you can imagine how many ladies in this hall will respond if I shout Felicity”
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