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ECOWAS Court Justice has cautioned Ghana on the anti-LGBTQ bill.

Mr. Edward Amoako Asante; the President of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Court of Justice, has sent a word of caution to the Government of the Republic of Ghana, ahead of the legalization of the anti- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) bill before parliament.

According to Mr. Edward Amoako Asante, all Ghanaian should be well prepared, so as not to be hard hit with possible cancellation of foreign aids, in the event of the passage of the anti-gay bill into law by parliament. 

Mr. Amoako Asante, who supports the move by Ghanaians to criminalize the LGBTQ activities in the country; has urged the Ghana government, and all Ghanaians to contribute to building the local economy in order to minimize the reliance on aids for survival.

Speaking in an interview with Komla Klutse of TV3, Mr. Amoako Asante, explained that, “People claim it is human right but rights and privileges move together and human rights which are contrary to custom and tradition may not be entertained because in every country there are customs and traditions”.

He added that, “Basically, all these laws thrive on customs and traditions of the people. Therefore, if the massive number of the people thinks that tradition frowns over these things then basically we can tread cautiously. But then Ghana I think should outlaw that LGBT so that it does not permeate the society at all”.


Making reference to Nigeria, Mr. Asante said; “In Nigeria for example, it is a crime so Ghana is not going to lead the way, Ghana is further going to cement and support what others have done”. 

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