Mcbondnews Ghanaian rapper, ASEM is the latest musician to wade into the LGBTQ streak of public commentary which is currently the peak of national discussion.
A post sighted on his Facebook Story wall monitored by GBAfrica.net on Tue.(Feb.24),the rapper was ostensibly pleading with African leaders to abhor their conservative ways of reasoning and embrace change.
The post read:
“It is your right to choose who you love. Love is the only way to survival. Let’s protect the right of our brothers and sisters in the LGBT community. Africa must do away with some old traditions that infringe upon common human rights to Love & Respect”. #LGBTQ #LGBT ASEM.
ASEM’s sentiments comes few days after an opening of a new LGBTQI resource centre in Accra has stirred up controversy nationwide.
Already, some religious leaders, politicians, and the general public in the wake of the news-break has mounted pressure on government for its closure immediately.
Famed Ghanaian journalist and Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Moses Foh- Amoaning has reiterated the President Akufo-Addo’s stance on the LGBTQI matter.
“President Akufo-Addo has directed the closure of LGBTQIA offices in Accra, plain and simple, he stated on a Christian program on Joy FM.
Also, Gender,Children, and Social Protection Minister Designate, Madam Adwoa Sarfo confirmed government’s stance during her vetting weeks ago, on the LGBTQ matter saying section 104 of our Criminal Act makes it criminal hence “non-negotiable” whiles on the part of our society it is “culturally unacceptable”.
For most African countries like Nigeria, Ghana, Togo, Senegal, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Kenya, Guinea and several others still criminalises LGBTQ according to latest Human Rights Watch save Angola who enacted a law decriminalising homosexuality.
The rapper who currently resides in the United States is yet to openly speak on this matter.