Previous President John Agyekum Kufuor has said LGBT+ sexuality is unsuitable and “against our way of life and religion.”
Talking on Accra100.5FM’s morning show, Ghana Yensom, on Wednesday, 3 March 2021, Mr Kufuor told show have Kwame Appiah Kubi that during his term as President of Ghana, discussions encompassing the authorization of LGBT+ came up and he dismissed the thought.
“I dismissed LGBT sanctioning when I was president since it confused me. It actually astounds me in light of the fact that LGBT practice is against our way of life, religion and even opposes nature,” he said.
The main individual from the administering New Patriotic Party (NPP) added: “I didn’t acknowledge it as president at that point and I can’t acknowledge it now, in my mature age”.
Emphasizing President Akufo-Addo’s position on the issue, the previous president focused on that LGBT+ sexuality should not be permitted in the country.
“No law permits something like this in Ghana. The president has insistently expressed that it won’t be authorized under his rule, along these lines, we should forget about it,” he further expressed.
Talking at the St. Michael and All Angels Cathedral in Asante Mampong on Saturday, 27 February 2021, during the establishment of the Second Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana, Mr Akufo-Addo said: “For same-sex union with be sanctioned in Ghana, it won’t occur in my time as President”.
“I have said this previously and let, taking everything into account, stress again that it won’t be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that equivalent sex marriage will be legitimized in Ghana. It won’t ever occur in my time as President,” he underscored.
The President made a comparable revelation in 2018 after he had said in an Aljazeera meet that the acknowledgment of the LGBT+ people group in Ghana “will undoubtedly occur” in Ghana, for which he was completely censured.
The discussion jumped up again after the LGBT+ people group opened an office space at Ashongman in Accra.
It was subsequently shut somewhere near the National Security Secretariat following broad judgment by the overall population drove by the clergy and CSOs.
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