- Akua Donkor says homosexuality will end under her administration
- Ghana has been overwhelmed by various calls for gay rights
- Gay rights in Ghana are highly controversial though laws don't exist
The 2016 Presidential candidate of the Ghana Freedom Party, Akua Donkor, says the whole debate on homosexuality will end once she is elected as president of Ghana.
Both the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and governing NPP have been caught in the debate on why homosexuality must be considered in Ghana.
But Akua Donkor says her government has a new approach that will end the entire debate once and for all.
"My government will end this gay thing, Our men will not sleep with men under my administration. NDC and NPP have failed us. They will run under my administration," she revealed in an interview with HITZ FM in Ghana while attending a funeral.
Recently, former CEO of the Volta River Authority (VRA) under the Kufuor administration, Charles Wireko Brobbey also known as 'Tarzan' has argued that homosexuals need to be respected.
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. In the midst of all these pressure, the seat of the presidency is still committed to keeping homosexuality illegal in Ghana.
In fact, the minister of information, Mustapha Hamid, has stated that government is not considering legalizing homosexuality in the next hundred years. But amidst the assurance by the government, it is very clear that the pressure to enforce gay laws is mounting.
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