Ghana’s President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has focused on that it won’t be under his administration that marriage between people of a similar sex will be sanctioned in the country.
The President’s profession comes in the wake of tension on the leader arm of government to come clear and express its situation on exercises of people who distinguish as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer. (LGBTQ+)
“For same-sex union with be legitimized in Ghana, it won’t occur in my time as President”, Akufo-Addo expressed unequivocally.
President Akufo-Addo offered the comment at the St. Micheal and All Angels Cathedral in Asante Mampong during the establishment of the Second Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana.
“I have said it previously, and let me stress it once more, that it won’t be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo that equivalent sex marriage will be lawful”, he focused.
The new opening and resulting conclusion of a LGBTQI office in Ashongman in Accra produced public discussions on the issue.
While some say the training when permitted will serve intrigues that are loathsome to the way of life and estimations of the Ghanaian public, others have demanded that the privileges of LGBTQIs should be ensured like any other person.
Numerous strict bodies, Parliamentarians, Ministers-Designates, basic liberty advocates, allies of the development and other significant partners, specifically, have all swam into the discussion for the sanctioning or criminalization of homosexuality in Ghana.
Nana Addo on homosexuality in 2018
This is the second time President Akufo-Addo is freely pronouncing his position on the questionable subject. ‘
In 2018, the President gave the first of his sign that he won’t ever revise the laws of the nation to take into consideration same-sex marriage.
As far as he might be concerned, such thought was never on his administration plan.
He made the affirmation at a comparable church service during the assembly of the Global Evangelical Church in Accra.
It followed a meeting the President allowed with worldwide news organization, Al-Jazeera on Ghana’s situation on homosexuality.
What the police has said
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong Boanuh has said LGBTQI exercises stay ill-conceived in Ghana.
Thus, the Police as law authorities would keep on applying Ghana’s laws on such issues.
Mr. Boanuh keeps up that until the constitution recognizes LGBTQI, his outfit would not excuse the exercises of LGBTQI people in the country.
The police boss gave the alert saying:
“Right now, there are a few laws on LGBT in Ghana. We in the police will implement the law to the extent the constraints of the laws are concerned. In this way, as long as those laws stay in our resolution books, we will uphold them. In the event that individuals of Ghana by way conclude that they will legitimize it and is taken off from our books, we approve of it. Yet, until that is done, we will guarantee that the laws are consented to”, he said.
The IGP has along these lines prompted that while at it, individuals should not to underestimate the laws of the nation for conceded as the police would not extra any individual who mocks the law saying “let us not assume control over the laws”.
“The general purpose I am making is that we ought not bring the laws into our hands. Whatever may occur, we should leave the security organizations to utilize the material laws to manage the circumstance,” he added.