Same-sex marriage won’t be legalized under my Presidency-Akufo Addo

President of Ghana, Nana Addo  Dankwa Akufo-Addo has broken the silence on the most controversial Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) activities in the country.

During the installation of the second Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana at St. Micheal and All Angels Cathedral in Asante Mampong, President Akufo-Addo stated emphatically that his government will not legalize same-sex marriage.

“For same-sex marriage to be legalized in Ghana, it will not happen in my time as President. I have said it before, and let me stress it again, that it will not be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal,” he said unequivocally.

This follows pressure from citizens, religious bodies, and civil society organizations on the government to pronounce its stance on the LGBTQI debate.

While some say the practice disturbs the peace and moral values of the country, others hold the view that LGBTQIs should be accorded rights.

Among others, the Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Moses Foh-Amoaning urged the state to expedite actions to prosecute people involved in it.

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