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“Let’s Show Homosexuals Love” : Ken Ofori Atta Tells Ghanaians

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Ghana’s current finance minister, Ken Ofori Atta has admonished Ghanaians to dump the intense hate and dislike that they have for homosexuals because God himself is love.

The minister told ace journalist Paul Adom on Metro TV’s Good Evening that because God made all beings in his image, it’s critical that gays be shown a lot of love to reflect God’s goal.

He went on to add that, we can’t punish people just because they have a different sexual preference from the norm meanwhile we go to church on Sundays to preach and listen about love for our neighbors.

Although Ken Ofori Atta failed to concretely stand behind homosexuals over the ANTI-LGBTQI+ Bill but he didn’t mince words to express his unflinching support for them

In his own words;

“It’s a very complex issue and really, for me, it’s quite kind of biblical, in a sense, which says that God created us in His own image – now whether it’s man or woman, it’s a different issue.

“So, in each person is God’s image. I can’t begin, therefore, to make judgments on the person. I may not like what I may determine to be a sin but as long as God’s image is in that person – and I know that thief or whoever was forgiven in the last minute on the cross – so, for me, I guess I find it difficult on the issues of criminalisation when I know all of us are born in the image of God”.

My challenge is to evangelise what I believe is the way God wants you to be but that’s the challenge for me, not to criminalise”,

We can’t work on assumptions when somebody is going to make a law … we all have been to secondary schools, we’ve been to boarding schools; we know what happens in markets, so, this whole escalation, for me, is interesting, as to: is this the nature that Ghanaians deal with problems of this nature? I don’t think so”,

I think there’s a way Ghanaians deal with these things and I pause when I remember that everyone has God’s image in them and it’s my challenge to bring them onto the levels that I uphold … and I think was it Bishop Tutu [who said] that he’ll fight this whole criminalisation of gays with the same energy that he used to fight apartheid because you’re creating a certain sense of a human being that he’s not, who has God’s image in him and I also don’t know what people do in their bedrooms, so, to pretend that because I’m holding a man’s hand in the street, I can be imprisoned and when we go to prison where do they put me; in the women or men’s cell? I don’t know.

“I haven’t even read the bill”, “it just strikes me that the discussions are going along the wrong way; that’s how I feel deeply about the question of love.”

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Uniformed Suspect In Buipe Robbery Incident Not A Soldier : Ghana Armed Forces Says

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Investigations conducted by the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has revealed that the suspect wearing a military camouflage uniform arrested in a robbery incident at Buipe in the Savannah Region is not a recognised solder.

Police reports indicated that the five suspects, including the man posing as a military officer, were arrested after snatching a 2012 Toyota Camry vehicle from its owner at gunpoint in Tamale.

The police also retrieved a G3 rifle and a pistol, military uniforms, and voter ID cards.

But reacting to the matter, the Acting Director of Public Relations of the Ghana Armed Forces, Commander Andy La- Anyane, clarified that the suspect is not a soldier of the Ghana Armed Forces, and expressed worry about the increasing spate of impersonation by civilians.

“The attention of the Ghana Armed Forces has been drawn to several videos and pictures on various social media platforms of the arrest of a car snatching syndicate at Buipe alleged to have attacked and snatched a car from a victim at Tamale. In the said videos and pictures, one of the suspects is seen wearing a military camouflage uniform and has been described variously as a soldier of the Ghana Armed Forces.”

“We wish to state categorically that the suspect is not a soldier of the Ghana Armed Forces. The Armed Forces is worried about the rising spate of impersonation by civilians, either wearing military uniforms or posting of fake pictures of themselves as military officers to defraud unsuspecting Ghanaians.”

Commander Andy La- Anyane pinned the trend on the unauthorized sale of military uniforms and military pattern gadgets by some vendors, saying such action is inimical to national security.

The Ghana Armed Forces also assured of collaboration with the Ghana Police Service to unravel the source of the military uniforms in the incident and also stop the unauthorized sale of military uniforms across the country.

“Ghanaians should be confident to provide information to the security agencies in order to nip this trend in the bud.”

It further advised the public to be circumspect in dealing with persons who pose as military personnel.

“Please contact the Directorate of Public Relations on 0544338030 when in doubt.”

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10 Perish, 23 Others Severely Injured In Road Accident Near Savelugu

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At least 10 people have been killed in an accident near Savelugu in the Northern Region, officials say.

Police say a KIA Rhino truck carrying 33 passengers lost control and somersaulted after an attempt to avoid hitting a cyclist.

23 others have sustained various degrees of injuries and are receiving treatment in hospital.

The victims were said to be returning from a funeral on Sunday when the incident occurred.

“Six persons died on the spot, whilst 27 others sustained various degrees of injuries and were rushed to Savelugu Municipal Hospital for treatment.”

“Seven (7) persons were referred to the Tamale Teaching Hospital for further treatment. However, 4 persons; Zabaga Alhassan, aged 35, Iddrisu Issah, aged 40, Adam Iddrisu, aged 30, and Yakubu Tyro, aged 33, died on the same day whilst receiving further treatment at TTH. The total number of deaths recorded were ten (10).”

The Kia Rhino truck involved in the accident has been towed to the station for further investigations.

According to the police, the driver is on admission at the Savelugu Municipal Hospital.

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Chelsea Star Callum Hudson-Odoi Returns To Ghana For Vacation

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Ghanaian-English footballer Callum Hudson-Odoi has returned to Ghana for vacation as part of his midseason break.

The last time the Chelsea forward was in Ghana, he met President Akufo-Addo where he was encouraged to accept the long proposal to join the Black Stars.

Callum Hudson-Odoi who was originally born to a Ghanaian former footballer has not shied away from the fact that he identifies Ghana as his original home.

In a tweet, Callum Hudson-Odoi was seen in a flight flying to Ghana. He captioned the photo: Back to Ghana for a little break! See you soon.

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi returns to Ghana for vacation 

In the comment section, many have added their voice to the plea for Callum Hudson-Odoi to decide to play for the Black Stars. They believe, his presence in the Black Stars will boost the chances of the team to win matches.

Already, calls have been made for the likes of Salisu Mohammed, Tariq Lamptey, et al to accept the proposal to return to Ghana to play for the Black Stars.

Chelsea star Callum Hudson-Odoi returns to Ghana for vacation 

Ghanaians will hope Callum Hudson-Odoi’s latest visit will produce a favourable result considering the poor show of the Black Stars at the AFCON 2021 in Cameroon.

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