Powerful politician says Ghanaians must support gay rights

Powerful politician says Ghanaians must support gay rights

- Former boss at VRA says Ghanaians must respect the rights of gays and lesbians

- Charles Wereko Brobbey says there is no need hating these people

- Government says it does not plans to legalize homosexuality

The gay debate could never go away anytime soon with various persons having varied views on the controversial issue.

The latest public figure to engage in this debate is the former CEO of the Volta River Authority (VRA) under the Kufuor administration, Charles Wereko Brobbey also known as 'Tarzan'.

Powerful politician says Ghanaians must support gay rights

Charles Wereko-Brobbey

On his Facebook post, the politician, and policy analyst argues that Ghanaians must 'support LGBT rights'. Tarzan believes that LGBT rights in Ghana must be upheld especially when these men and women are Ghanaians and also human beings.

Some Ghanaians also engaged the politician on his views, questioning the morality of his argument.

Meanwhile, the senior law lecturer at the Ghana School of Law is sad about what he terms the chance government is giving to the West to demand Ghana legalizes homosexuality. Lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning is particularly mad about the recent comments made by a UN official against the stance of the speaker of parliament when it comes to gay rights.

“I am sick and tired of this arrogant bigotry being thrown around by Europeans and because we ourselves are not thinking through these things, we allow them to insult us… poke down upon us and to say anything they like… even Ghanaians don’t seem to appreciate what is happening.” He revealed in an interview with Starr FM.

It all happened when the UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Prof. Philip Alston, says the speaker of parliament does not know what is happening in Ghana when it comes to homosexuality.

The speaker of parliament had earlier revealed that homosexuality is not in Ghana and that it is a strange activity that will not be accepted in the country but the UN official says Ghana's speaker of parliament has no idea of what is happening in Ghana. According to the UN official, the number of gays and lesbians in Ghana is overwhelming and that enforcing gay rights could help safeguard the interests of the community.

“If you tell me that a man must sleep with a man so as to show his human rights for Ghana, I can assure you that our Parliament is a real micropause of the rule of Ghana. Ghanaians do not support gay rights and nobody is going to make any law that will support this kind of thing,” he revealed to the media after the UN held a fact-finding visit to Ghana about human rights and administrative justice.

The criticism closely follows the speech by the British prime minister, Theresa May, who has pledged UK's resolve to help Ghana and other African countries legalize homosexuality. Theresa May, during the Commonwealth Heads of State conference in London, revealed that Britain introduced anti-gay laws in Ghana and therefore is prepared to reverse these laws.

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In the midst of all these pressure, the seat of the presidency is still committed to keeping homosexuality illegal in Ghana.

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