Ghanaian singer, songwriter, and actress, Jane Awindor, better known by her stage name Efya, has waded into the global conversation surrounding the high spate of rape cases and suggested what should be done to culprits.
The singer believes a strong case must be made against rapist so to serve as a deterrent to others who may be wanting to perpetrate such crimes.
Speaking during a performance on TV3’s Urban Blend hosted by Miriam Osei Agyemang, Efya said:
“Because I feel like it’s a disgusting act that has been going on over the years through the generations and I think it’s time that our generation actually did something about it.
“Men who rape women are not treated the way they should be treated because of the damage that they do cause to the woman, I feel the same kind of damage should be done to the man.”
Efya who was sounding quite emotional at this point said the victims of rape are left to leave with the emotional and physical scars of the experience throughout their lives.
“I want every girl out there who is being abused…I want you to know that something can be done about it just because the person is taking care of you doesn’t mean that your life is going to be over if you report it. I need everybody to speak. We need the women to speak up. We need the mothers to speak up. We need the aunties to speak up, the sisters…,” she encouraged.
However, Efya was quick to announce that rapist be castrated so they do not have what it takes to carry out the same act on other unsuspecting or vulnerable individuals.
“if we castrate a few of them, they will stop because they are very attached to that part of the body which they used in this act, so we should take it away from them the same way that they take away our dignity and our pride and our power when they rape us when we are three years old…”
For women who have been victims of rape, Efya said “it’s not the end of your life you can actually heal…”