President Akufo-Addo has finally stated his stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ+) activities in the country.
The President has opined that he will not give it a thought for same-sex marriage to become legal in Ghana as far as he is concerned.
“I have said it before, and let me stress it again, that it will not be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal,” he said.
He said this at the installation of the 2nd Archbishop of the Anglican Church held in Asante Mampong.
The past few days has seen several discussions about Lesbian, gay, bisexual, Transgender and Queer Individuals seeking for their rights and freedom in the country.
A lot of people have condemned LGBTQI group indicating that it will be an abomination to accept such group of people in Ghana and allow them to operate.
Meanwhile, Director of LGBTQI+ Rights in Ghana, Alex Kofi Donkor, has asked Ghanaians to look at issues relating to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI), as human right issues.
He told TV3’s Miriam Osei Agyemang on the Mid day news on Friday February 19 that persons who are identified as LGBTQI are verbally and physically attacked in the country.
This, he said, must stop because they have fundamental human rights that must be respected and protected by the society.
Explaining the reasons behind the setup of an LGBTQI office in Ghana, he said “We created an office space where we talk about issues which affect us as community and ways in which we can resolve the issues.
“Let me quickly say in this country a lot of times we do experience a lot of violence and abuse that are perpetuated towards people who are identified as LGBTQI or people who are perceived as LGBTQI persons.
“When these violence are perpetuated against such people it goes unattended to, people do that with impunity.”
Source: Nana Kwame/ Smartandstuck.com