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General News of Saturday, 28 April 2018


Lawyer fights Tarzan over gay rights

Former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Charles Wereko-Brobby, popularly known as Tarzan and Lawyer Foh-Amoaning have engaged in a war of words over the former’s decision to advocate gay rights in Ghana and Africa.

Tarzan, in a post on Facebook on Monday, April 23, said, “Respect for an individual’s rights must never be construed as imposition of those rights on all individuals’ #supportlgbtrights!”

But the popular law lecturer was incensed by Tarzan’s comments on the subject, which has consistently generated controversy in the country recently when there appears to be more calls by western powers for Ghana to legalize homosexuality.

Addressing the Commonwealth Heads of government at a meeting in London recently, British Prime Minister, Theresa May, expressed regret over UK’s role in introducing anti-gay laws in former British colonies, including Ghana.

She said UK’s role seems to have resulted in a “legacy of discrimination, violence and even death in some of its former colonies.

In direct response to Tarzan’s statement that seems to support homosexuals, Lawyer Foh-Amoaning urged Dr Wereko-Brobby to seek help if he is a homosexual.

He said, “So Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby, I am an albino, my name is Moses Foh-Amoaning [and] I accept the problem that I have but God being so good and my father, being a minister of the gospel, trained me to be able to cater for the weakness that I have genetically.”

Addressing the former CEO of VRA during a radio show on Friday, the lawyer, whose brother is also a minister of the gospel in UK, stated “So if you are a homosexual, let us help you out of it rather than using vestiges of colonialism to support this degenerate moral behavior.”

The lawyer, who was angered by Dr Wereko-Brobby’s public show of support for homosexuals, urged Ghana and other African countries to steadfastly reject homosexuality in the face of growing pressure from international bodies to uphold the rights of gays.

Mr Foh-Amoaning wondered whether the former CEO, who is also a native of the Ashanti Region, would be accepted by his people if he openly declared this stance there.

He said, “And Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby, you say you belong to the Ashanti Kingdom; can you go there and say that you want to practice homosexuality or you want to support it? You will be rejected by the community that you come from.”

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