Gay Council of Ghana urges Ghanaians to remain calm

Gay Council of Ghana urges Ghanaians to remain calm

- Government has been warned by a large section of the public that they will not accept the legalization of Homosexuality

- The Gay Council in Ghana has assured Ghanaians they are not ready to advocate for a law in their favour

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The Gay traditional Council of Ghana has declared that they are not ready to form a coalition to put pressure on government to legalize homosexuality in Ghana.

We are not ready

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This was revealed by the spokesperson for the council, Philcollins Agbedanu-Kröger, following an apparent general meeting.

In a video circulating on social media, the spokesperson for the council urged Ghanaians to remain calm and not panic, as the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) community in Ghana, have made no indication that they are ready to fight for a law that will allow their community to be free from persecution.

According to Mr. Agbedanu-Kröger, the community once ready, will come in their numbers to match for their rights to exist and thrive peacefully in the country.

When they are ready you cannot stop them, when they are ready they are going to march, maybe in 50 years to come, in 100 years to come, they want to tell you that this is not the time, maybe the coming generation. So anybody that will get this, try to give it around, send it to them, let them listen so that they sleep, they can relax, they can have a peace of mind,” he said.

The statement from the community follows the reaction by a large section of the Ghanaian public, after an interview between President Nana Akufo-Addo and international channel, Al Jazeera.

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While responding to questions on how far the discussion on legalizing homosexuality will go, President Akufo-Addo stated that at the moment it was not on his government’s agenda, however the conversation could change in future if a stronger coalition to advocate for it was mounted.

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,” the president said.

His remark garnered mixed reactions from across the nation, as several national stakeholders demanded government make known their final stance on the issue.

The Christian Council stated, that they would not be pressured to accept their legalization of the sexual orientation, even if it meant facing economic challenges.

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