President Nana Akufo-Addo has said a change in the law to decriminalise homosexuality is not of concern to Ghanaians at present.
The President, once a human rights activist and a lawyer, however, said if activism in favour of the legalisation of homosexuality heightens, that could trigger a change in Ghana’s laws.
Scottish MPs hit hard at Mahama over gay rights
In 2016, some Members of the Scottish Parliament called on their government to confront then President John Mahama on Ghana’s alleged abuses of homosexuals.
The President then had been invited to address (MPs) in the Scottish Parliament, but some opposition MPs said the invitation undermined the safety of the Scottish Parliament for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
We’re fed up with demands for gay rights – Speaker
Most recently, Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Professor Mike Oquaye, stressed to an Amnesty International delegation that Ghana would not countenance any push by external forces to accept homosexuality.
About 40 nations within the 54-member Commonwealth of Nations are noted to have laws banning homosexuality that are ironically viewed as offsets of British colonial rule.