Legalising Homosexuality Not Urgent Issue, And Not A Matter On The Agenda In Ghana Now– Akufo-Addo
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has stated that decriminalising homosexuality in Ghana is not an urgent concern to Ghanaians at the moment but it is “bound to happen” if there is an overwhelming demand for change in the country’s laws.
Answering questions in an interview with Aljazeera on why Ghana’s laws still criminalise homosexuality, Mr. Akufo-Addo said: “This is the socio-cultural issue if you like…I don’t believe that in Ghana, so far, a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that will say: ‘Change it [the law], let’s then have a new paradigm in Ghana’”.
According to President Akufo-Addo, a strong movement demanding a change in Ghana’s position might lead to a change in the country’s laws.
Mr. Akufo-Addo stated that he grew up in England, which, in the past, abhorred homosexuality but have over the years succumbed to pressure from LGBT lobbyists to amend their laws to accommodate same-sex relationship.