The President of Ghana, H. E Nana Addo has finally spoken on the issue of LGBT+ activities in Ghana, which has for the past week been at the center of national discourse in the country. Speaking at the St. Micheal and All Angels Anglican Church in the Ashanti Region, he made a resounding statement that attracted applause from both the congregants and the senior members of clergy present at the ceremony.
Picture from the President's Twitter page
“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. As far as the President is concerned, legislation of same-sex marriage to become lawful is not a matter he will ever consider. He made these concrete assertions on the LGBT+ debacle that had taken over national discussions on air and in most corners of the country, during the installation of the 2nd Archbishop of the Anglican Church held in Asante Mampong.
The LGBTQ+ office in Accra, met considerable condemnation from large sections of the public, as a subtle illegality that flies in the face of the country’s laws, culture and beliefs and has since been locked up by police officers.
This is the second (2) time our President is making such a clear statement on the LGBT+ in Ghana. In 2018, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo said in a press release signed by Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin said: “It will NOT be under his presidency that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana. For the avoidance of doubt, President Akufo-Addo has NEVER stated anywhere that, under his presidency, men will marry men, and women will marry women,” the statement signed by Eugene Arhin, said.
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