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General News of Friday, 7 April 2017


Akufo-Addo must declare stance on homosexuality – Sheikh Aremeyaw

Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu

The Spokesperson of the National Chief Imam Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu has urged President Akufo-Addo to declare his stance on homosexuality.

According to him, the leadership of the country has lost hold of the society, and that is dangerous.

His comments come on the back of a Starr News’ report in which a 27-year-old gay man named Benjy revealed that he was diagnosed with HIV/AIDs in 2012 but still continues to have unprotected sex.

He said he has so far slept with over 500 people.

“Personally I don’t enjoy condoms…I am still having unprotected sex, if you value your life why wouldn’t you put it on because I wouldn’t ask you to take it off,” Benji shockingly confessed.

He continued “My first experience with anal sex was during my first year in High School, I hadn’t experienced penetration until then. It was in 2007 when we were experiencing the first load power shedding…We wouldn’t go for preps and that is where we do our own thing.”

“Ethic and morality has lost its place in our society,” said Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu in reaction to the report filed by Starr News’ Atiewin Mbilla Lawson adding “Benjy wants to disintegrate society with his actions.”

Appalled by the revelations in the report, he called on the president to make known his stance on the canker positing that the rate at which it is spreading, if care is not taken “the very structure and root of family” will be destroyed.

“I would be glad if the current president comes out clearly to state a position,” he stated Thursday on Morning Starr.

He further observed that he likens the spread of homosexuality in the country to the galamsey menace currently destroying the country’s environment, including water bodies.

“…Galamsey when it began it was a small group that would go and collect the sand and they were doing it. Now it has become so expanded, our water bodies are being polluted, our farmlands are now being spoilt. We are being told if we don’t take care we will import water. Homosexuality is beginning with some small group somewhere and I bet you if we joke and it engulfs us, the spirit of our society and the future of our society will be endangered,” he warned.

HIV ‘gay man’ must be arrested

Meanwhile, a private legal practitioner, Samson Lardy Ayenini has called for the immediate of the 27-year-old HIV/AIDs homosexual who appears to be on a mission to spread the disease.

Commenting on Benjy’s revelation on Starr Today Tuesday, Mr. Ayenini said “Initially I wasn’t told that he had HIV; and I straight away said that the police should be looking for this person and should pick him up. This is a self-confessed individual who is engaging in a crime and the police should look for him and deal with him…but now that I’m hearing that he has HIV, they should go beyond just looking for him; to let the law deal with him in a manner that the law requires or dictates.”

He also urged the police to provide Benjy the help that he needs.
Ghana’s laws are silent on homosexuality but persons found to be engaging in such acts are mostly attacked and brutally assaulted.

Most African countries also frown on the act and in some countries people suspected to be homosexuals are jailed or killed.