The government has denied claims that it would work towards the legalization of homosexuality. There is a raging debate on the issue following an interview granted by the president, Nana Akufo Addo, on international broadcast channel, Aljazeera.
The president said Ghana would inevitably get to a point where it may be coimpelled to legalise homosexuality but stopped short of saying that his government will do so.
“This is a social, cultural issue, 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, let’s now have a new paradigm in Ghana.’
“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 we need to deal with. It is not so far a matter that is on the agenda,” President Akufo Addo stated.
But his statements have been given various interpretations with some elements in the Opposition NDC suggesting that the president was seeking to legalise homosexuality.
Deputy General Secretary of the NDC, Koku in an interview on Neat FM said the president was seeking to legalise homosexuality because he is seeking wealthy homosexual investors to fund the government’s free SHS policy.
But Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid has debunked those claims stating clearly that the government does not seek to legalise homosexuality.
He emphasized that there is no way homosexuality would be legalized under the rule of Nana Addo rather it could happen in 100 years.