CSE saga: Akufo-Addo Will Legalize Homosexuality if Given a Second Term- NDC’s Asafo Adjei

Evans Osei-Bonsu
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The Deputy Ashanti Regional Communication Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alex Kwaku Asafo Adjei has cautioned Ghanaians against renewing President Akufo-Addo’s mandate in the 2020 elections as he will legalize Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgenders (LGBT) rights in the Country.

In a media interview monitored by Mypurefmonline.com, the outspoken NDC communicator explained that, the President will have nothing to lose when given a second nod to administer the affairs of the country and in so doing will enroll his ‘gay’ agenda on Ghanaians.

“The President has never explicitly indicated his stance on LGBT like President Mills and Mahama did. Go and read Graphic on November 26, 2017. The President in an interview on Al Jazeera’s Talk To Al Jazeera hosted by Jane Dutton said a sufficiently strong coalition is bound to emerge in the future that will eventually push for a change in the law on homosexuality.

The President foresees a change in the law and says that just like elsewhere in the world, the activities of such individuals and groups will provoke a change in Ghana’s laws which frown on same-sex marriage.

Now they have started with introducing Comprehensive Sexuality Education in basic schools. It has started. This is the strong coalition force the President talked about in 2017.

If we make the mistake to vote for him in 2020, then we should expect a full legalization of this abominable homosexuality in this country.” He stated.

The ‘planned integration of the Comprehensive Sexuality Education in the basic school curriculum’ has generated news and mixed reactions from the public with some suggesting that the course is a backdoor attempt to introduce children to LGBT issues and accept immoral practices like masturbation as an ideal act.

The Government through the Ministry of Education has in a series of Media interviews and press conferences clarified and insisted that the curriculum framework approved for basic schools does not include Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) as speculated.

However, President Nana Akufo-Addo in 2017 said changing Ghana’s laws to legalise homosexuality is not a matter which is “on the agenda” but “bound to happen”.

Asked in an interview with Aljazeera why Ghana’s laws still criminalise homosexuality, the President said: “This is the socio-cultural issue if you like,” adding: “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’”.

The Ghanaian leader, however, said: “I think that it is something that is bound to happen”.

Asked by the interviewer, Jane Dutton : “What’s going to provoke it, what’s going to make it happen?” President Akufo-Addo said: “Oh, like elsewhere in the world, the activities of individuals [and] groups”.

“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.”

The president, however, pointed out that: “At the moment, I don’t feel and I don’t see that in Ghana, there is that strong current of opinion that will say: ‘This is something that we need even deal with’. It’s not, so far, a matter which is on the agenda.”

Source: Mypurefmonline.com/ 957fm/ Evans Osei-Bonsu/ October 4, 2019.


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