President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo (Left) and Late President John Evans Atta Mills (Right)
According to GhanaPa.com analyst, Ghana’s Late President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills stood on his ground and rejected the UK’s threat to cut aid if he refuses to legalise homosexuality. This was then British Prime Minister, David Cameron action against Ghana but Late President John Atta Mills said NO WAY, He as a person will NOT, before he moves on to answer for the Nation.
Ghana received bilateral aid from the UK of about £90m ($144m) during the last financial year, of which about £36m was as general budget support.
Late President Atta Mills’ communications chief Koku Anyidoho told the BBC the government would not compromise its morals for money.
John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills was a Ghanaian politician and legal scholar who served as President of Ghana from 2009 to 2012.
President Akufo-Addo said, legalization of Homosexuality in Ghana is bound to happen in the nearby future.
President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says homosexuality is illegal in Ghana because there are not enough activists pushing for its legalization.
President Akufo-Addo in an interview on Al Jazeera’s Talk To Al Jazeera hosted by Jane Dutton on Sunday said a sufficiently strong coalition is bound to emerge in the future that will eventually push for a change in the law.
Currently, under Ghanaian criminal law (Chapter 6 of the Criminal Code, 1960, as amended by The Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2003) same-s.ex s.exual activity among males is illegal. It is uncertain whether same-s.ex s.exual activity among females is illegal.
Therefore, Christian Council of Ghana is demanding that government states in clear terms the country’s stance on homosexuality.
However, the President foresees a change in the law and says that just like elsewhere in the world, the activities of such individuals and groups will provoke a change in Ghana’s laws which frown on same-s.ex marriage.
He said: “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, let’s then have a new paradigm in Ghana.
When quizzed by the host as to whether he would support such a movement, Akufo-Addo responded: “I think that it is something that is bound to happen”.
Ugandan presidential adviser John Nagenda said Mr Cameron was showing a “bullying mentality” and Ugandans would not tolerate being treated like “children”.
If that aid is going to be tied to things that will destroy the moral fibre of society, do you really want that?
“If they must take their money, so be it,” Mr Nagenda said
Watch Full Speech Of Both Presidents of Ghana on Homo.S*exuality:
Source: GhanaPa.com – The Goodness News Portal
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