The Omanhene of the Dormaa Traditional Area Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyeman Badu II says Ghana will not give room to the promotion of LGBTQI+.
The chief who doubles as the President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs said they (the chiefs) are in support of the anti-gay bill seeking to criminalise the promotion and practice of LGBTQI+ in the country.
Addressing the chiefs and people of Subinkrom in the Dormaa Traditional Area after communal labour, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyeman Badu II condemned the lead proponent of the anti-LGBTQI+ bill Sam George for the strong fight to get the bill passed into law.
He urged Parliament not to leave the fight in the hands of only the proponents of the bill but urged the leadership of the House to support the fight.
“I am really sad with what I have heard. There are educated people in this country, but it seems they are going backwards. Parliament is in the process of enacting a law to prevent a woman from marrying a woman and a man from marrying a man, but there are some people who are against it.
“I want Parliament to listen to me, Alban Bagbin, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, Haruna Iddrisu; they shouldn’t leave the fight to only Sam George and other people. We, the chiefs and pastors in Ghana, are against it. Most Ghanaians are also against it. A woman cannot marry a woman, a man cannot marry a man, how can they give birth? I want to use this opportunity to tell Ghanaians and the whole world, and also tell the whites, that we are not ready to travel to their country. We do not want their visa,” he stated.
He said those group of lawyers and professors who are seeking to get the anti-gay bill withdrawn from Parliament should reconsider their decision.
“If they want it, they should send it to the Arab countries. They can even stop giving us loans… Who would marry these beautiful women? Nana, don't you want the growth in the number of your subjects? How can this happen if a man marries a man and a woman marries a woman? How can the population grow?”