Former Deputy Information Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide has said LGBTQI rights will never be legalized under the leadership of that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Speaking on GHTODAY on Tuesday, the former deputy Minister said the president has indicated that he will not oversee same-sex relationships gaining grounds in the country.
“We are a people of culture governed by rules and regulations. Whatever decision we take should conform with our culture and laws…I can confirm to you that the president has indicated that Ghana is not ready to legalize LGBTQI in the current context,” Hadzide stated.
He said the President is committed to ensure that Ghana’s beautiful and unique differentiation from other countries is protected.
This comes after an office for the LGBTQI in Accra was shut down Monday by the National Security on orders of the President.
Conversation and anger towards LGBTQI practices have been renewed in Ghana following a fundraiser, which was attended by several diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner and European Union representatives who pledged to support the group.
The renewed debate is on the back of a threat from US President Joe Biden who is seeking to use denial of visas and financial support to cajole poor countries around the world to accept and legalize LGBTQI rights.
That move has give fresh vim to such groups in Ghana, who have since been campaigning for the right to be open with their activities, but the resistance has been massive from all angles, including pressure group, individuals and and government.