Chief Calls For Stiffer Punishment For Homosexuals And Lesbians

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The Chiefs and people of Sarpeiman in the Ga West Municipality of the Greater Accra region over the weekend celebrated their annual Homowo amidst the sprinkling of ‘Kpokpoi’, the traditional food of the Ga’s, drumming and the firing of muskets.

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Homowo means “Hooting at Hunger”, and it has a historic antecedent grounded in the migration and settlement of Ga’s in their present location.

Clad in red, the Chiefs and some indigenes took turns to sprinkle the Kpokpoi and poured libation at sacred places and homes.

The traditional food “Kpokpoi”, sprinkled at designated sacred places such as the cemetery and the four clan houses at Sarpeiman including; Quaye Mensah, Okai Mensah, Otokwao and Atswei Okoe clans.

In his remarks, the Chief of Sarpeiman, Nii Sarpei Agbetekor III, called for a united front to accelerate the development of the community.

He asked them to use the occasion to forge ahead in unity by burying their differences in order to seek the development of the area.

Nii Sarpei Agbetekor III, who waded into the debate of the rights of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender activists called for stiffer punishment for such persons.

He said such people with filthy life style should not be given room to operate in any part of the country and the entire African continent.

Nii Sarpei Agbetekor III, explained that the two major religion in Ghana frown on their activities hence the need to deal with them instantly when their caught in the act.

He also appealed to the government to provide the community with good roads especially the roads linking Sarpeiman to Opah and Opah to Abease are unmotorable, particularly in the rainy season and it becomes dusty in the dry season.

Nii Sarpei Agbetekor III, further appealed for potable drinking water to help improve the living standard of the people.

The Dzaasetse of Sarpeiman, Nii Dromo I, urged the youth to guard against social vices and practice virtues that would shape their lives and help them to become responsible adults.

On his part, the Ewe Chief of Sarpeiman, Torgbui Agah Semaglo I, enumerated some priority projects he initiated for the Sarpeiman and other communities.

These included; provided ten seater water closet for the community, provided exercise books for school children in Sarpeiman, Kuntunse, Kpobiman and Amasaman.

He has also help in evacuating refuse dump site at Sarpeiman Faase and also built new school block for the Sarpeiman school promising to renovate the old blocks for the school.

By: Paul Mamattah

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