Akufo-Addo’s comment on gayism “disappointing”; should’ve been emphatic like Mills- Christian Council


The Christian Council of Ghana is urging President Akufo-Addo to state clearly Ghana’s bold stance on homosexuality.

According to them, Ghana is against the legalization of homosexuality thus the President must not succumb to the whims and caprices of the international community.

Their call comes after President Akufo-Addo suggested Ghana may reconsider its stance if it comes under pressure.

Speaking on Aljazeera’s Talk to Al Jazeera hosted by Jane Dutton, President Akufo-Addo said until there is a strong call by the society for this to be done, there is no way the laws will be changed.

But this position by the president, General Secretary of the Council, Rev Dr. Opuni Frimpong is a source of worry.

He indicated that, the comment would encourage such gay groups to start lobbying and put pressure on Ghana to legalize it.

Rather, the Christian Council General Secretary said President Akufo-Addo should have been emphatic to say that Ghana is against homosexuality and will never legalize it.

“Just like late former President Atta Mills was emphatic, President Akufo-Addo should have taken that opportunity to state Ghana’s position but this comment is quite disappointing” he added.

Going forward, Rev Opuni Frimpong urge the President to set the records straight to send a strong signal to the gay community.


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