In Ghana, they are regarded as hotcakes. Their complexion puts them on a higher pedestal, as they are the ones every guy or lady craves - the half-caste!
But ever thought that a time would come for half-caste babies to be bred in Ghana? Well, thanks to modern science, one can have a half-caste or mixed-race baby without necessarily having to marry or have sexual intercourse with a person of a different race.
Following in the steps of artificial insemination, a novel venture to create a new society - "Half-caste World" - on the African continent is bourgeoning in Ghana’s capital, Accra.
As ridiculous as it may seem, considering the fact that the term "half-caste" denigrates one’s status in society, especially in Europe and the Americas, advocates of this enterprise believe the creation of this breed of people of bi-racial identity positions Africa for a better future.
"Half-caste World is founded on the idea of transforming Africa into the land of riches and beauty, the land of every man’s dream. We believe life began in Africa and will end in Africa,” the advocates posted on their Facebook page.
The campaign offers African couples and single women who want a mixed-race baby of their own the opportunity of a lifetime at a relatively affordable cost.
Although the advocate of this campaign has not revealed his identity, investigations conducted by Infoboxdaily point to one Augustine N.K. Boateng, a graduate of the University Mohammed Premier in Morocco.
When contacted on a phone number listed on his newly created website, he declined to provide details on the procedure and the level of patronage, saying “I just started it and wouldn’t want to involve the media at this early stage.”
However, our investigation revealed he started operating about four months ago from Madina Estates in Accra.
It was further revealed that Boateng provides gametes from almost all nationalities including the UK and the US at a cost of US$3,000 on up, depending on the process and the individual’s request.
There are questions about how gametes are procured, the insemination procedure and even the regulatory regime. Boateng claims that the procedure to insert the “gametes can be done both in a clinic and at home.”
The half-caste babies entrepreneur prides himself on giving women and couples babies with “mental and physical beauty.”
“A new world has begun, and it is like the tide, you either swim along or get left behind. You too can be a blessing for the next generation,” he posted on Facebook.
To Boateng, there is what he terms “a vast racial gap between Africa and the rest of the world” which ought to be bridged through the breeding of half-caste on the continent.
Meanwhile, some Ghanaians have questioned the rationale for such a venture.
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