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Nzema students protest Prof. Gadzekpo’s remarks toward LGBTQ people

The board chair of Ghana’s Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, asserted recently that “some Nzema culture supports homosexuality.” NANS-GH, the National Association of Nzema Students in Ghana, has vehemently refuted this assertion.

Nzema students protest Prof. Gadzekpo's remarks toward LGBTQ people
Nzema students protest Prof. Gadzekpo’s remarks toward LGBTQ people

According to the association, these claims were not only untrue but also denigrated the deeply rooted traditional standards of the Nzema people.

The rich traditions and historical significance of Nzema culture disprove Prof. Audrey Gadzekpo’s incorrect assertions.

This was mentioned in a press release that Mr. Obed Kofi Lannister, President of NANS-Ghana, signed and forwarded to the Ghana News Agency in Aiyinasi.

Professor Gadzekpo launched a savage attack on the Joy News report on March 2, 2024, asserting that “parts of Nzema culture support homosexuality.”

The press release stated that any falsehood might undermine the authenticity of our cultural customs, which are based on tolerance, comprehension, and appreciation of differences.

Given this, “NANS-GH requests an

The press release urged the traditional rulers of Nzema to openly condemn Prof. Gadzekpo’s statement in order to give their authoritative voices to the issue.

It was mentioned that traditional leaders’ support and influence were vital in maintaining the integrity of their cultural legacy and in guaranteeing that Nzema ideals were accurately portrayed.

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It is crucial to understand that our criticism does not aim to restrict academic freedom or suppress debate. But we stress the importance of truthful and responsible depiction, particularly when talking about the customs of various cultures.

The association’s dedication to promoting an inclusive and respectful environment in its communities was reiterated in the statement.

Nzema students protest Prof. Gadzekpo's remarks toward LGBTQ people
Nzema students protest Prof. Gadzekpo’s remarks toward LGBTQ people

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