President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has finally spoken on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Intersex Rights (LGBTQI) movement in Ghana.
The President unequivocally said, his Presidency will not legalize homosexuality in Ghana as many individuals are propagating in the country.
Speaking at St. Micheal and All Angels Cathedral in Asante Mampong during the installation of the Second (2nd) Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana on Saturday, 27th February 2021, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo boldly reiterated that, he will not accept same sex marriage in Ghana.
“I have said this before and let me conclusively stress it again. It will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana. It will never happen in my time expressively.” President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo reiterated.
This is the second time ever President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has made his stance clear on the legalization of same sex in Ghana.
In the recent times, LGBTQI movement in Ghana has captured attention all over the country following the opening and subsequent closure of an LGBTQI office in Ashongman in Accra.
Many Ghanaians have run commentaries on the controversial LGBTQI movement in the country and called on the President to immediately act to avoid chaos and destruction of the country’s cultural values. Though some believe that, the practice is against the culture, norms, values and the Constitution of the Land, some indicated that, the right of the individuals practicing the LGBTQI must be respected and protected.
Many Religious Bodies including the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Members of Parliament, the Clergy, Human Rights Advocates, among many have jointly joined the debate to challenge the practice, legalization and criminality of same sex marriage in the country.
But the President has finally cleared the airwaves saying, his government will not amend the Constitution of the country to pave way for the legalization of same sex in Ghana.
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