Ghana Minister Orders the Arrest of All Homosexuals

By JasmineHughes

Ghana is giving Uganda a run for their money for the title of ‘Worst Placeto be Gay.’ While the rounding up of all homosexuals in the country’s western parts hasn’t quite been listed as a genocide, it’s hard to ignore the parallels.

Ghana’s Western Region Minister, Paul Evans Aidoo MP, has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals in the country’s west. Aidoo has tasked Ghana’s Bureau of National Investigations and security forces to round-up the country’s gay population and has called on landlords and tenants to inform on people they suspect of being homosexuals.

“All efforts are being made to get rid of these people in the society,” he said. The move by the Minister follows months of campaigning by the Christian Council of Ghana which last week called on Ghanaians not to vote for any politician who believes in the rights of homosexuals.

Muslims and Christians in the Western Region have been staging protests ever since a local media report claimed there were around 8000 homosexuals and lesbians in the district.

Aidoo minced no words at all in his dislike for the practice. He stated that “all efforts are being made to get rid of these people in the society.” The burning question is, what happens next here? In other words, once all of the country’s homosexuals are rounded up together, what does Ghana do with them?

Aidoo said once they are arrested they will be hauled before court to test the strength of the law which frowns upon homosexuality in the country, but a Lawyer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has challenged the legitimacy of the minister’s action.

Ernest Kofi Abotsie told Joy News that no person can be arrested for breach of morality. He faulted the minister for directing the police to embark on the arrest of homosexuals and pointed out there is need to test the law pertaining to having ‘unnatural canal knowledge’ of another person and pursuit should be as far as to the Supreme Court.

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  • Anonymous

    This is very sad news for Ghana, a country I know quite well and one where (up till now) people have lived reasonably stable, peaceful and free lives.   Just as in Uganda “so-called” Christianity is behind this.  Last time I was there it was shocking to see so many “churches” springing up on virtually every street corner.  Religion is big business and most of the pastors I heard about seemed to be in it for the money.  One thing is for sure; they will have to build a whole new set of prisons if they are going to arrest all homosexuals.

  • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

    Another lesson in this that Black ppl need to know, here in the diaspora, is that there’s no word that exist in any of the African dialects or indigenous languages spoken throughout the African continent that describes an intimate/sexual relationship between two men or between two women! It’s so good to know that Ghana is taking a moral and ethical stand against such Satanic/barbaric behavior that’s playing a major role in why this world is moving closer to it’s demise.  

    • Nubianwisdom

      I agree. Blacks need to stop following the sadistic lifestyles of their enemies. This is absolutely not natural. Blacks have lost their culture, souls, and minds. We are so determine to be like the enemy and it’s going to cost us our lives if we don’t get it together.

      • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

        You said it right. We need to get it together FAST!

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry but you are wrong.  Having lived and worked in Africa in the 1980s, I can tell you from experience that homosexuality if there and from what I was told by Africans, has apparently always been there, just like it has in all cultures around the world.  It’s not talked about, it’s not admitted to freely and it’s ‘underground’ but it’s there.  If you want to believe otherwise then fine but in doing so you are living in denial of the truth.

      • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

        I’m sorry sir but you haven’t carefully analyzed world history with regards to understanding the root of such an un-natural, unorthodox and totally atheistic way of life. Homosexuality in it’s entirety began on the continent of Europe and has spread to different parts of God’s earth, including Africa, thru European migration. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to determine that most homosexuals are European. If you want to believe otherwise then fine but in doing so you are living in denial of the truth.  

        • Anonymous

          The term and the category “homosexual” and “heterosexual” did not exist in Africa prior to European colonialism.  But, sexual and romantic relationships between two men or two women did exist in Africa before European influence.  White sexologists in the 1800’s just came up with the language to describe those relationships.  That doesn’t mean that same-gender love and sex didn’t exist in African culture.  Also, if you are so against European or white influence on African culture, then why do you subscribe to religious views that were originally held by white slave owners and the British Empire?  Your idea of God, morality, orthodoxy, and the “satanic” were not originally part of African religious ideology.  They were picked up from European culture.  It is not a crime to naturally fall in love with someone who happens to be of your same gender.  Ghana has a right to consider gay people immoral, but not to arrest them.  

          • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

            Thanks 4 your response…First allow me to clarify that I never gave any inclination whatsoever that I subscribed to any religion introduced to Ghanians by European colonist or any religion introduced to anyone else by European colonist.
            Secondly, I totally disagree with you on your distorted idea in regards to the origin of homosexuality. As mentioned in another reply, it does not take a rocket scientist to assess via the mainstream media as well as other avenues, that most ppl on God’s earth that deem themselves as homosexuals are Europeans. There’s several factors that lead many Europeans to do what they do and I’ll give you a couple. One is diet and the other is climate. Again, I believe that it’s sinful, unethical, Satanic, immoral and barbaric, for a man to have an intimate relationship with another man and a woman to have such a relationship with another woman. I’ll end by asking you: Did you know that cholesterol or animal fat creates a small coat of fatty tissues in a human being’s veins, ultimately restricting the flow of blood through the body as well as the brain?

          • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

            Thanks 4 your response…First allow me to clarify that I never gave any inclination whatsoever that I subscribed to any religion introduced to Ghanians by European colonist or any religion introduced to anyone else by European colonist.
            Secondly, I totally disagree with you on your distorted idea in regards to the origin of homosexuality. As mentioned in another reply, it does not take a rocket scientist to assess via the mainstream media as well as other avenues, that most ppl on God’s earth that deem themselves as homosexuals are Europeans. There’s several factors that lead many Europeans to do what they do and I’ll give you a couple. One is diet and the other is climate. Again, I believe that it’s sinful, unethical, Satanic, immoral and barbaric, for a man to have an intimate relationship with another man and a woman to have such a relationship with another woman. I’ll end by asking you: Did you know that cholesterol or animal fat creates a small coat of fatty tissues in a human being’s veins, ultimately restricting the flow of blood through the body as well as the brain?

          • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

            Thanks 4 your response…First allow me to clarify that I never gave any inclination whatsoever that I subscribed to any religion introduced to Ghanians by European colonist or any religion introduced to anyone else by European colonist.
            Secondly, I totally disagree with you on your distorted idea in regards to the origin of homosexuality. As mentioned in another reply, it does not take a rocket scientist to assess via the mainstream media as well as other avenues, that most ppl on God’s earth that deem themselves as homosexuals are Europeans. There’s several factors that lead many Europeans to do what they do and I’ll give you a couple. One is diet and the other is climate. Again, I believe that it’s sinful, unethical, Satanic, immoral and barbaric, for a man to have an intimate relationship with another man and a woman to have such a relationship with another woman. I’ll end by asking you: Did you know that cholesterol or animal fat creates a small coat of fatty tissues in a human being’s veins, ultimately restricting the flow of blood through the body as well as the brain?

    • Tony Howell

      bullshit.  read the writings of brother Anthony Appiah who has done in-depth research on homosexuality on the continent of Africa.  The Europeans brought their homophobic ideas with them to the continent during their colonial conquests.  thank you.

  • nicole32

    this is a very sad article. i hope they do something to make it better.

  • Renelda Moorehead

    U GO GHANA, U GO!!!

  • Beverly

    When I was growing up. I was use to seeing dad/mom, husband/wife, man/woman. People now are so confused, it’s hard to tell who is who. The whole world to some degree is so confused of not knowing, to have an open mind about this, can be complicated as well as degrading too, trying to get rid of them by putting them in jail or worse, is not the answer. I try to distant myself from them and let them live the way they want too. And I continue to mine my own business, hating them will not solve anything.

    • http://goodgiant-mikeharris.blogspot.com goodgiant

      It’s so prevalent today one has to raise questions as to where we’re at in this world and where is this world going. In a sense, it appears to be somewhat obvious that the world, as we know it today, is definitely headed towards the end. Ppl with that kind of mental imbalance have been throwing this world totally off balance and it’s good that Ghana is stepping to the plate and doing something to save and preserve their future. I don’t fully agree with putting them behind a fence but I do agree, to the fullest, that they should be separated from people that deem such behavior as a extremely offensive towards the dignity of human beings. What’s really interesting is that those that control all of the resources in this part of God’s world are teaching our y/ppl to fully embrace “that illness” as if it’s normal. It’s also sad that many of our ppl that have the financial resources to assist their own out of this “Babylon culture” that continues to flourish here in the US, which can also be deemed as “madness,” also have been indoctrinated to tolerate such barbaric behavior. Many of us probably don’t know it, but they’ve been having gay pride parades in “Jerusalem” now for the past 3, or more years. The last time I checked there was know religion that condoned that kind of behavior. You’re right, we’re dealing with some serious confusion.