“Our leaders must be sworn into office with schnapps, eggs”-NATS chair suggest
National African Traditional Society is adding their voice to the call on Parliamentarians not to accept LGBTQ+ in the country.
The Chairman of the National African Traditional Society (NATS), Bosomfo Ahlidza is requesting the legislature of Ghana to pass a law that politicians, technocrats and other government appointees should use schnaps, names of rivers and eggs during their swearing in ceremony.
According to Bosomfo, traditional religion in Ghana is among the accepted religions in the country, under the1992 constitution and he believes that this practice will throw more light on the traditional religion. He said the traditional religion has the right to perform activities just like the other religions in the country.
He reiterated that implementing that over the use of the Bible and Quran will go a long way in ensuring sanity in the public sector.
He supposes that public servants and government officials have no fear in the Bible and Quran, that is why they disregard it and get corrupted. He is therefore asking lawmakers to pass a law and make it effective.
The chairman is also calling for a national holiday on 9th and 10th July every year, to commemorate traditional religion and a national shrine for traditional religion. He made this call during the 25th Anniversary celebration of New Gavriel Englightment church on Monday 8, November 2021 at Somanya in the Yilo Krobo Municipality of Eastern Region.
The founder and leader of New Gavriel Englightment traditional church, Prophet Togbe Anaglasi in an interview advised the general public to be vigilant when visiting some traditional priests for help because most of them are fake.
He added his voice to the call on parliamentarians not to accept LGBTQ+ practice in Ghana and concluded that traditionalists will protest if such taboo is allowed in the country.
Nana Ama Asiedu, Bono Region