Young Socio-Political Activist Emmanuel Abankwah Kesse known by many as Olumanba has urged government to release pastors who breached Covid 19 protocols if (government) is not willing to pass a law to fight LGBT activities in Ghana.
According to Olumanba, if government was able to pass a law to fight Covid 19 defaulters then LGBT is an abomination hence there should be a law to fight against that.
In furtherance to that, he said “it’s disheartening that a lot of pastors are in prison serving jail term because they breached covid 19 protocols whiles lesbians and gays are roaming about freely”
He has advised government not to include fines as sanction when passing legislation against LGBT because he believes a person caught in LGBT activity can get financial support from other LGBT communities abroad when fined.
“Government shouldn’t include fines as sanction when passing legislation against LGBT because those LGBTs get support from other LGBT communities abroad.
At least 30-35years jail term for someone caught engaging in LGBT activity will serve as a deterrent to those who are practicing it”.
Some politicians including the Gender Minister, Sarah Adwoa Safo has said the continuing criminalisation of homosexual practices was “non-negotiable” while another minister have also called for tighter legislation to sanction even those advocating and promoting LGBT activities.
In Ghana, 87% of the population supports the ban on LGBT people holding public meetings, and 75% approve of homophobic statements by state officials and religious leaders, according to a survey by the Africa Center for International Law and Accountability, ACILA.