The traditional ruler of Cape Coast, Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II, who presides over the Oguaaman Traditional Area, has issued a stern warning against any form of LGBTQ+ activities during the upcoming 2023 Oguaa Fetu Afahye festival.
According to a report by 3news.com, Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II expressed concerns about inappropriate behavior of this nature during previous editions of the festival.
He emphasized that security personnel will be prepared to take immediate action by arresting and prosecuting individuals involved in such activities this year.
The Oguaamanhen’s warning comes ahead of the festival, scheduled to commence on Friday, August 25, 2023. He made it clear that the community does not accept LGBTQ+ activities and that the police are on standby to enforce the law.
Osabarimba Kwesi Atta II stressed that legal measures would be applied to address anyone apprehended in such actions and urged people to refrain from engaging in them.
In addition to addressing LGBTQ+ activities, the Paramount Chief used the opportunity to advise the youth participating in the festival to avoid involvement in violence or behaviors that could harm society’s reputation.
He encouraged responsible celebration, emphasizing the importance of decent dressing and police presence to maintain order.
Discussing the tourism potential of the Oguaa community, Osabarima highlighted the numerous opportunities present in the area.
He stressed the significance of safeguarding these resources, especially the historical sites, such as the Cape Coast Castle and various churches, which play a vital role in the tourism industry.
The theme for this year’s festival, ‘Celebrating our educational institutions for advancing education in Oguaa,’ underscores the critical role that schools in Cape Coast play.
Osabarimba noted that schools in Cape Coast are chosen more than any other part of the country and highlighted the importance of education in the region.
As the festival approaches, the community is poised to celebrate its culture, heritage, and educational institutions while maintaining its stance against LGBTQ+ activities.
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