Don’t impose your culture on Ghanaians - Mahama tells LGBTQ group

Don’t impose your culture on Ghanaians - Mahama tells LGBTQ group

Flagbearer of the NDC, John Dramani Mahama has told the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values not impose their beliefs and cultures on Ghanaians.

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The former president stated that Ghanaians are who they are because of their cultures and traditions and no country or group should attempt to impose their culture on them.

Mr. Mahama made the statement when the group made a courtesy call on him in Accra to discuss the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) agenda.

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According to the former president, Ghanaians have our culture and per our traditions, we do not accept alien cultures such as homosexuality and unacceptable sexual orientations to be imposed on them.

He opined that the rights of Ghanaians must be respected and an imposition of a foreign culture must be avoided.

Ghana’s laws do not criminalise all the wide range of acts that could be termed “homosexual.”

For instance, the law only criminalises “unnatural carnal knowledge” – explained as when there has been the least degree of penetration.

Hence a sexual act between two females does not qualify as unnatural carnal knowledge and hence cannot be punished.

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But many Ghanaians see any form of LGBTQI activity as illegal. Physical and violent attacks against homosexuals have been reported several times in Accra and other regional capitals.

Also, many Ghanaians are very religious and committed to upholding their traditional moral values all of which are anti-LGBT. earlier reported that dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, has been issued a stern warning by a magistrate court in Accra for failing to show up for a hearing.

The court presided over by His Worship, Mr Isaac Addo, said a bench warrant will be issued for the arrest of Shatta Wale if he fails to appear in court on the next date.

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