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|Nookn||Welcome from the so-called 'no-go' area of Chrstian Village, Achimota||5||Jan 16 2013, 12:06 PM EST by crunch23|
Thread started: Jun 12 2010, 11:36 AM EDT Watch
Christian Village snuggles the perimeter of the Achimota Golf Club. It is home to many talented golfers and co-incidentally, it has a long gay history stretching back at least 3 decades. Unfortunately the regrettable action of 5 'hijackers' in the past few years has tarnished the reputation of the village and jeopardized genuine gay relationships. Fortunately, action has been taken to 'warn off' the alleged perpetrators and in some cases find alternative employment as an apprentice, training for an honest living.
It is mid June 2010 and I am enjoying my 4th week in Christian Village with my gay friend taking part in village social events and finding time to watch the World Cup events on local TV.
I am not the only gay obroni in the village. Let me say at the outset that I am a great fan of the people of Christian Village. I feel totally safe day or night anywhere in the village. Of course there is poverty and great hardship as wages are generally low but the cost of living is as high as many developed countries.
I have decided to do my best to promote the business and networking opportunities for friends in Christian Village by developing a Christian Village web site. Please check it out and give me your feed-back http://sites.google.com/site/cvghana/
|Nookn||Time to take Ghana Government to the UN for Breach of Human Rights||0||Aug 29 2012, 5:40 AM EDT by Nookn|
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In the reign of Queen Victoria well over a century ago in the 1800's, a law was introduced banning Unnatural Carnal Knowledge (UCK). Great Britain's UCK law became the law of all the colonies too. This morality law made anal intercourse a punishable offence, with any degree of penetration proof of the crime. Archeological evidence has proven that 'back door' sex has been practised since humans evolved into the homo erectus species, recorded in cave paintings. In more recent times, it is a way girls can preserve their virginity for their marriage day. Most countries sensibly repealed UCK laws several decades ago.
But Ghana's powerful religious leaders want this Victorian era law to remain a crime 'against ******'. In Ghana only men to men sex is prosecuted, even arresting men who are naked but not have had sex. The law is a breach of Ghana's obligations under the Human Rights Charter, to which it is a signatory. Police act on reports and break down the doors of homes with cameras clicking, hoping to get some evidence for use in court if large payments are not made to withhold the evidence from the court. In August 2012 in separate raids on private homes, a Swedish national only 5 hours in the country and Ghanaian were arrested in Christian Village as they prepared for bed. In another case near Gbawe, 4 Ghanaians were arrested during sexual activity together. Both cases have been referred to the Human Rights Advocacy Centre of Ghana in Osu.
|Nookn||2012 Update - News from Christian Village||0||Aug 29 2012, 5:01 AM EDT by Nookn|
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In August 2012 I returned to my apartment in Christian Village to find my neighbour's sister's family from Togo camped downstairs. The husband had been killed in political violence in Togo as the dictator flexed his powers over some in the ruling elite. He was in the wrong place at the wrong time when fighting broke out. Now things were more stable, they were keen to return to restart their lives and I was called upon to help with their bus fare and 1,000GHC start up funds for a food stall for the mother of the eight children.
Much of my time this year has been spent in preparing for a shipment of mini-solar lighting units that are due from China in September 2012. The units provide a solar recharge to 3 Nickel Metal Hydride batteries inside and several hours of bright LED light for the home. I am working with Homeland Youth Empowerment Organisation to train Christian Village youth and unemployed to sell them and make a good commission in the process. See www.sunvolts.biz for details.
Another project is to establish a community gym in a wooden shed that also is used for satellite broadcasts of football.
I am sometimes asked to communicate with foreign gay friends by local Ghanaians. Most countries have travel advice for their citizens about credit card fraud, passport fraud and safety. My answer is that electronic fingerprinting and photos are taken of incoming airport passengers on foreign passports. Their equipment reads chips embedded in the modern passports. Passport fraud is therefore highly unlikely given the anti-fraud measures and the fact that a passport is generally not used again until departure at the airport. Ghana's ATMs are designed is read VISA card chips so visitors should be sure to carry this kind of card. Since the ATMs are computer program driven, they are not a high fraud risk, with personal name id confirmed on screen and printed receipt showing amount of withdrawal and account balance in cedis.
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