Mr. Alex Afenyo Markins, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament Effutu in the Central Region has vowed to resist any law that would criminalize homosexuality in Ghana.
Speaking on a radio programme yesterday in Accra, the NPP MP indicated that as a parliamentarian, he would not back any law on the floor of the house that would seek to criminalize homosexuality.
Ironically, the MP conceded on the same programme that the issue of homosexuality is having adverse effect on the youth, especially those of school going age.
Mr. Markins said, he would rather support any law that would seek to educate the people on the subject of homosexuality but not to criminalize it.
“As an MP, I will not support any law on the floor of parliament that will criminalize homosexuality but rather support the law that will help educate the people on the issue”, he said.
He urged government to come out clear on the issue as many youth engaged in it.
The issue of homosexuality came out very strongly especially before the 2012 general elections when the late President John Atta Mills openly declared that Ghana would not be a signatory to any law that seeks to promote homosexuality.
The opposition NPP tried to make a political capital out of it but, as it currently stands, its own member of parliament now seems to endorse homosexuality which many Ghanaians frown upon as it is against the culture of the country.