The Overlord of the Waala Traditional Area, Naa Seidu Fuseini Pelpuo has described the activities of persons in the LGBTQ+ community as unnatural and perverse. He said the actions of such a person go against both traditional and religious systems.
Naa Fuseini Pelpuo has as such placed a ban on the activities of such persons in the Waala Traditional Area. The Overlord, in a speech read on his behalf, said punishments for persons found engaging in such acts would be firm and swift.
According to Naa Fuseini Pelpuo, the decision to impose the ban was arrived at after the rising number of reported practices of such persons in the Waala Traditional Area.
“We are aware that the issue is before Parliament. We trust our representatives to do the right thing. However, due to the fact that sometimes final results of Parliamentary deliberations take time in coming out, we see the need to act now. The situation may sink beyond salvaging by the time our august House takes a stand on it.
Ladies and Gentlemen, therefore, without prejudice to the outcome of Parliament deliberation on the issue, the deviant sexual activities of lesbians, gays, transgenders, queers, etc are banned in the Wala Traditional Area with immediate effect. The punishment for breaching the ban will be swift and severe,” he said.
To ensure that the ban is enforced, an anti LGBTQ+ taskforce is being formed to investigate and bring forward, persons who still engage in such activities. The Overlord of the area also implored religious leaders to commit to preaching against the activities of the LGBTQ+ at their various places of worship.
The Overlord called for public support to ensure that LGBTQ+ activities are put to an end.
By Mark Smith