- President Akuffo Addo recently said homosexuality is bound to be legalized in Ghana n an interview with Aljazeera
- He did not confirm if he would support such a movement in the interview
- Former president Mills once categorically stated that he would not initiate or support such a movement
President Nana Akuffo Addo's comment in a recent interview that homosexuality "is bound" to be legalized in Ghana has raised emotions in Ghanaian society. This has prompted some to recall the late former president John Evans Atta Mill's response to reports that the United Kingdom would cut aid to Ghana if it failed to legalize homosexuality.
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During a recent interview with Qatari news agency, Aljazeera, President Nana Akuffo Addo attributed the current criminalized state of homosexuality in Ghana to a lack of sufficient support for the law to be changed.
Speaking to show host, Jane Dutton, President Akuffo Addo said he believed homosexuality is bound to be legalized, but fell short of stating whether he - as President - would "get behind" the movement if it indeed gained momentum.
"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 then have a new paradigm in Ghana." Said the President.
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These comments are in sharp contrast to that of late former president John Evans Atta Mills, who responded to reports that the United Kingdom may consider cutting should Ghana fail to legalize homosexuality. with stubborn refusal.
Speaking to the press, the late President Mills related that no one can stop then Prime Minister Cameron of his right to make policies or statements according to norms and ideals of his society.
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The former president went on to express that Mr. Cameron did not have the right to "direct" other sovereign nations regarding what they should do.
He went on to categorically say that he would not support any attempted to legalize homosexuality in Ghana.
"I, as President of this nation, will never initiate or support any attempt to legalize homosexuality in Ghana." Said the late former president Mills.
See video of Former President Mills's comment to the press below:
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