This is His Excellency Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the president of the Republic of Ghana.
In an interview on Talk to Al Jazeera with Jane Dutton, Nana Addo sparked a controversial debate in the country with a comment on homosexuality.
The President of Ghana said:
“At the moment, I don’t feel, I don’t see that in Ghana there is that strong current of opinion that is saying this is something we need to deal with. It is not so far a matter that is on the agenda.
…I grew up in England at the time that homosexuality was banned there. It was illegal and I lived a period where British politicians thought it was an item not to even think about.
But suddenly the activities of individuals and groups, a certain awareness, a certain development grew and grew stronger and it forced a change in law. I believe that those are the same processes that will bring about changes in our situation.”
People have been debating since Ghana’s president made this comment. Nana Addo’s government have clarified what they said.
Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid in an interview with Joy News said that Nana Addo’s comment did not mean they were going to legalize homosexuality in Ghana.
“Since law is premised on customs, what it means is that we cannot make it legal at this stage considering that the customs and traditions of the people abhor homosexuality,” Mustapha Hamid said.
The Minister also said that government will not engage any group on the issue of homosexuality. www.entertainmentgh.com reported!