The President of the republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo in an interview with Al-Jezeera stated that Homosexuality is bound to happen in the country if groups begin to mount pressure for change as done elsewhere in the world. This statement from the President has received a lot of reactions among the various religious groups and some outspoken citizens of this country.
Reacting to the president’s comment on homosexuality, a renowned private legal practitioner Lawyer Maurice Ampaw told akokoa mpaninsem, host of Sikkafm’s Kasapreko Show that he is highly disappointed in the President for not coming out clear against this criminal act.
Arguing his point, he stressed on homosexuality as criminal per the 1992 Constitution and also against our culture.
It would be recalled that some human right activists came out to advocate for the legalization of homosexuality. Responding to this, Lawyer Ampaw believes there is no support for this act from the human right laws of this country and urged those activists to read wide to correct their ignorance.
“If homosexuality as known to be criminal is legalized then we should legalize rape, armed robbery among others. They should go back to the human right laws and read well. Any person who engage in homosexuality is mentally sick” He stressed.
Taking a swipe at the president Nana Addo, he challenged him to use homosexuality as his campaign message for 2020 and if he gets even 10% votes he (Lawyer Ampaw) will become a homosexual.