The leader and founder of the Ghana Freedom Party, Akua Donkor has descended heavily on president Akufo Addo for stating that Ghana could legalise homosexuality if there is a strong demand for it.
The controversial politician, stated that it is obvious President Akufo -Addo and his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia are gays hence the president’s assertion that Ghana could legalise the immoral act in the near future.
‘’with the opportunity that the president had he should have condemned such acts but he rather expressed the optimism for legalization in the near future. That’s so unfortunate.’’
‘’I can tell you on authority that the president and his vice Bawumia are gays. In fact Bawumia is a disgrace to all Muslims and the president is also an embarrassment to Christendom.’’ She lashed out.
Answering questions on the international news network, President Akufo- Addo stated that homosexuality isn’t a big problem in Ghana yet when there is a strong demand for change that might happen.
“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.”
Juxtaposing Ghana’s situation to that of the England the president stated that “I grew up in England; I went to school as a young boy in England and I grew up at a time in England when homosexuality was banned there, it was illegal and I lived in the period when British politicians thought it was anathema to think about changing the law and suddenly the activities of individuals, of groups, a certain awareness, a certain development grew and grew and grew stronger and it forced a change in law. I believe those are the same processes that will bring about changes in our situation.” He stated
The Christian council of Ghana, not enthused about the president’s response has urged President Akufo Addo to be bold and declare Ghana’s stance on homosexuality.
According to the Council, Ghana is totally against the legalization of homosexuality thus the President must not surrender to the whims and caprices of the international community.