Ghanaian president, Nana Akufo-Addo recently sat to an interview with Al Jazeera and expressed a surprising lack of firmness against the possibility of legalizing homosexuality in Ghana. Even though he opined that legalizing homosexuality was not a pressing social issue in Ghana, he disclosed that Ghana’s stance on the issue could change if there is a groundswell of pressure for that to be done.
The president’s comment did not go down well with many Ghanaians who fear that President Akufo-Addo may lead a campaign for the legalization of homosexuality in Ghana.
The Lead Pastor of the Cedar Mountain Assemblies of God Church, Steve Wengam, made it clear on the social media that churches will resist every agenda and attempt to legalize same sex marriages, adding that the Bible is against the practice.
Expressing worry in another post, Wengam seemed uncomfortable about the silence of his fellow colleagues in the ministry who, to him, are “delaying in speaking against the suggestion that Ghana will certainly legalize gay marriage one day.”
The General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Kwabena Opuni Frimpong also demanded that government state in clear terms the country's stance on homosexuality. He said that like the late president, John Evans Attah Mills, President Akufo-Addo must be clear on his stance because as far as he is concerned the country will not accept homosexuality.
“He [late Mills] was very exact and that is what we want to hear from our leaders today or tomorrow. Maybe I didn’t hear him well, so somebody should come and explain to us exactly what the policy direction of this government is as far as same-sex marriage is concerned, it will help us,” he reportedly said.
Ghanaian rapper, Emmanuel Botchwey aka Kwaw Kese also came out to kick against the issue with a series of tweets.