Foreign embassy in Ghana uses its premises for gay meetings – MP reveals

General News of Saturday, 2 December 2017

Source: ghanacrusader.com

2017-12-02

Issues of homosexuality have become topical after President Akufo-Addo’s interview with Al jazeera

The NDC’s member of Parliament for Bia East, Hon. Richard Acheampong has revealed that an embassy in Ghana is busily lobbying for the legalization of the homosexuality.

According to the MP, the said embassy he refused to disclose on several occasions held homosexual consultative meetings at their premises.

Speaking to Accra based Asempa FM, Hon Acheampong added that the embassy as part of its strategy organises regular meetings for the homosexual community.

“This embassy has been inviting regional reps of the gay community in Ghana to ask them about how they are being treated in the country… they have an aim of promoting the gay agenda in the country now…,” he alleged further.

The NDC MP claimed that the embassy at one of the meetings with the gay and lesbian community invited some MPs.

The embassy, he said, was however disappointed when none of the MPs invited to the event failed to speak in favour of the agenda of legalizing gay marriage in the country.

Issues of homosexuality have become topical after President Akufo-Addo’s interview with international news network Al Jazeera.

Answering questions on the international news network, President Akufo- Addo stated that homosexuality isn’t a big problem in Ghana yet when there is a strong demand for change that might happen.

“This is the socio-cultural issue if you like…I don’t believe that in Ghana, so far, a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that will say: ‘Change it [the law], let’s then have a new paradigm in Ghana.”

Juxtaposing Ghana’s situation to that of the England the president stated that “I grew up in England; I went to school as a young boy in England and I grew up at a time in England when homosexuality was banned there, it was illegal and I lived in the period when British politicians thought it was anathema to think about changing the law and suddenly the activities of individuals, of groups, a certain awareness, a certain development grew and grew and grew stronger and it forced a change in law. I believe those are the same processes that will bring about changes in our situation.” He stated

Many Ghanaians including the Christian Council of Ghana have tasked the president to declare Ghana’s position as far as the homosexuality is concerned.

Meanwhile, the Bia East Legislator has threatened to expose the said embassy if they do not stop advocating for homosexuality.

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