President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana has clarified his position on the LGBTQ bill in the country during a meeting with US Vice President Kamala Harris at the Flagstaff House in Accra.
In response to Vice President Harris’ stance on the issue, President Akufo-Addo emphasized that the proposed legislation was not the position of his government but rather a position of some private members of parliament.
This clarification follows Vice President Harris’ comments stating that her position on LGBTQ rights as a human rights issue would not change. The US Vice President arrived in Ghana on Sunday, March 26th, for a three-day visit to the West African nation.
Since the meeting, reactions have poured in from Ghanaians on social media, with many expressing their disapproval of the LGBTQ community. One Ghanaian, identified as @Shaib29012 on Instagram, stated, “We don’t go to their country telling them to marry multiple wives.”
The issue of LGBTQ rights has been a controversial one in Ghana, with many arguing that it goes against the country’s cultural and religious beliefs. The proposed legislation seeks to criminalize any individual or group involved in LGBTQ activities.