President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has finally announced that same-sex marriages in Ghana will never be legalized under his presidency.
President Akufo-Addo made the remark at the St. Micheal and All Angels Cathedral in Asante Mampong during the installation of the Second Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana.
“I have said it before, and let me stress it again, that it will not be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal,” he said.
Over the past few weeks, the debate of whether Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI) rights should be legalized or not has been trending.
The police on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 morning closed down the recently opened office of an LGBTQI group in Accra, Ghana.
The security operatives raided the office after the owner of the facility, Dr. Asenso Gyamfi, made a complaint about suspicious activities happening in the apartment.
The Christian Council of Ghana has also stated that its stand against the recent LGBTQ+ activities in the country is supported by the Bible and values held high by Ghanaians.
The Council mentioned that homosexuality should be condemned from the Bible’s point of view in the sense that, the establishment of marriage in the bible is to create an avenue for childbearing, and therefore, homosexuality is a redefinition of the family system other than what God intended when He created humankind.
Story by: Kelly Adjetey Boye | universnewsroom.com