|Stephane Tchakam, Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA|
A gay couple, Akwasi Boakye and Kwame Amankwa, got married on Easter Sunday in Kumasi, Ghana. The wedding, attended by hundreds of members of LGBTI community, started at 10 a.m. on Sunday and lasted all night. The Tafohene, Nana Agyin Frimpong II, has banished the couple from the town. The couple has allegedly disappeared on a honeymoon to Accra.
A 27-year-old man has been banished from Tafo in Kumasi for allegedly wedding a male partner on Easter Sunday. Akwasi Boakye is believed to have played the role of a woman and was wedded by his male partner, whose name was rumored as Kwame Amankwa.
The wedding, according to eye witnesses, was held at the GPRTU Conference Hall in Mbrom – the same place the two had originally booked for a birthday party.
The Tafohene, Nana Agyin Frimpong II, according to reports, was highly infuriated when he got wind of the rather abominable act by the duo, and therefore decided to ostracize the ‘couple’ from the town.
The decision, according to a confidante of the chief, was arrived at after Akwasi Aboagye, who is an indigene of the town, had admitted he engaged his partner in the marriage ceremony.
However, as of the time of going to press yesterday, the whereabouts of the ‘couple’ were readily unknown, as speculations were rife that they had left for Accra for their honeymoon.“Boakye showed no remorse when Nana questioned him about the said marriage ceremony. He indeed confirmed it, but remained adamant and said there was no way he could abandon his lover,” the source said.
“Yes I’m gay and we had the wedding. That is my choice and I don’t think anybody should have a problem with that,” Boakye is alleged to have told the chief upon interrogation.
The wedding is said to have started around 10:00 p.m., on Sunday and lasted all night long, with hundreds of gays in attendance.Sources continued that at the time Nana Frimpong was questioning Aboagye, his eye lashes, his beautiful acrylic finger nails and his make-ups were visible for everyone at the palace to see.
Further information gathered indicate that a fetish priestess in the house of Akwasi prior to the wedding hand informed his parents that their son was involved in gay practice and told them to advise him (Akwasi) to desist from it.
The venue that hosted the wedding is conducting an internal investigation.
Officials of the Ghana Private Road Transport Union (GPRTU), Kumasi branch say they are completely dazed over reports that a gay wedding was held in its conference hall Sunday night...
Hajj Issah Clifah Principal Industrial Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional branch of the GPRTU told Joy News they met today and have launched a full scale investigation into the matter.
“We heard that last week there was a gay wedding at our premises so we became so alarmed. This afternoon, we met to discuss that issue and tomorrow we are meeting because we have instituted a full scale investigation into the matter.”
He revealed that, “Another bird whispered to us that these guys are residents of a suburb around Tafo and I understand the chief there has even banished them.”
Hajj Issah said they have been seeking information as to whether the incident did occur and also try to get a footage of the incident.