Ghana’s president, William Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in a recent recorded interview on Al Jazeera threw his nation into chaos after giving every citizen reason to believe that he will legalise homosexuality if shove comes to push. This interview has resulted in various commentators from the clergy to the ordinary lane man concerned about why our president will express such liberal views on LGBT.
The Prime Minister of Luxembourg, @Xavier_Bettel is a homosexual, married a fellow man Gauthier Destenay as his husband while he the Prime Minister is the wife.
The couple are in Ghana on the invitation of president @NAkuffoAddo to reaffirm his position on gay marriages and homosexuality in general. Our Veep, @MBawumia earlier on also welcomed the Dutch Premier Mark Rutte @MinPres another known homosexual, all this just hours after our president gave his cunning endorsement that legalising homosexuality in Ghana is bound to happen if coalition is strong enough.
In the pictures below you notice in one, the very INTIMATE and COMPROMISING pose our not-thinking-straight president, William Akufo-Addo was in with the Luxembourg Premier and his husband.
Diplomacy will permit this level of closeness if only two sides were feuding and a third party in between is a peace broker. This goes further to confirm the position of MP for Ododoodiodoo Hon. Edwin Nii Lante Vanderpuye that a lot of known homosexuals are within the Flagstaff House, the seat of government.
No right thinking patriotic citizen, media house filled with the high African values, tradition, heritage, etc, will sit aloof, unconcerned as those we elect to be our leaders continue to take the governed for granted, take decisions with their selfish interest being priority. It has also become clear that government in its bid to sustain the crippling FSHS (Free SHS) it harshly introduced without any proper nationwide consultative engagements is bent on doing everything and anything including endorsing homosexuality so as to make the LGBT community feel welcomed and extend a hand of capital injection into the Ghanaian economy.
We can no longer sit and expect God to come from the heavens to rescue us, we must rise, we must protest, we must resist this oppressor’s rule, Ghana. God bless our homeland Ghana. #StrongerTogether #PossibleTogether #GetInvolved
Ghana likely to legalize homosexuality – Akufo-Addo
think it is something that is bound to happen like elsewhere in the world,” were President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s words on legalizing homosexuality in Ghana.
In an interview with Al Jazeera, the president disclosed that although legalizing homosexuality is currently not of significance to Ghanaians, there is a likelihood that it would happen in the near future.
The issue of legalizing homosexuality gained massive public interest in 2011 when Late President John Evans Atta Mills strongly refused to legalize it, after the UK threatened to reconsider aids given to countries that are against homosexuality. Reports indicated that Britain put on hold ‘£19 million in aid to Malawi because of concerns including its treatment of gays’.
He is reported to have said, “I, as president of this nation, I will never initiate or support any attempts to legalize homosexuality in Ghana”.
In Ghana, there have been several advocates pushing for its ban while some others have argued for it to be legalized.
Human Rights lawyer, Nana Oye Lithur in 2011, when the debate on legalizing homosexuality in Ghana was heightened, was reported to have argued on behalf of gays in the country saying, “We are guided by our 1992 Constitution that states that we are all equal before the law and every person in Ghana possess human right.”
“So if we have homosexuals in Ghana once they are human beings they have human rights. Nobody has asked for homosexuality to be legalized, from the law, what we as human right advocates are saying is that once the person is a human being and resides in Ghana we ask institutions to accord that person the respect as a human being, ” she added.
“I trust that with your kind of insistence, the Parliament of Ghana…will find its way clear in strengthening the laws to ban homosexuality as they exist. As for this, may God forbid that it becomes a Ghanaian culture,” he noted.
President Akufo-Addo mentioned during the interview however that, what may push the government to legalize homosexuality would be social pressure from individual and groups saying those are major contributors to the legalization of gayism in most parts of Europe and America.
“I don’t believe that in Ghana, so far a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that would say change it and let’s now have a new paradigm in Ghana. I grew up in England and I grew up in a time where homosexuality was banned there, and then suddenly the activities of individuals and groups, a certain awareness, a certain development grew stronger and it forced in changing law,” he explained.
“I believe that those are the same processes that will bring about changes in our situation. At the moment I don’t feel, I don’t see that in Ghana there is that strong current of opinion that is saying this is something that we need you to deal with,” he added.
But he said, “It is not so far a matter which is on the agenda”.