A group of eight Ghanaians in Canada have canvassed support from certain powerful persons in institutions in Canada to put pressure on the Ghanaian government to legalize homosexuality. They petitioned government to legalize the act on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Following the advocacy, the Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, and Chairman of Ghana-Canada Friendship Association, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour has cautioned all Members of Parliament to resist the various pressures to legalize homosexuality. Describing the actions of the eight Ghanaians as a ‘demonic agenda,’ he told the MPs to stick to its position not to decriminalize homosexuality in Ghana, in spite of international pressures.
The Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Aquaye had already warned Ghanaians, in July 2017 to be persistent in their position not to legalize homosexuality and bestiality, as it goes contrary to the core tenets of our tradition.
The issue of decriminalizing homosexuality in Ghana is still a dominant topic of discussion in Ghana, as some human right activists have called for its legalization, and others are of the opposite view.
By: Nora Asiedu