MPs asked to resist pressure to legalise homosexuality

| Updated Aug 24, 2017 at 10:25am



A Member of Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour has called on MPs to remain resolute in defence of the country's Constitution and resist strongly any pressure that may arise to legalise homosexuality in Ghana.

His remarks follow advocacy from a group of eight Ghanaians in Canada who have petitioned the Canadian government to put pressure on Ghana to decriminalize homosexuality.

At a news conference in Parliament Wednesday, the Assin South MP, Reverend Fordjour said the country must stick to its position not to legalize homosexuality in spite of international pressure.

Meanwhile, speaking on GBC’s ‘Behind the News,’ an Islamic Scholar, Shiekh Aremeyaw Shuaib also asked Ghanaians not to heed the request since it is alien to the country's culture, religion, moral and social values.

The General Overseer of the Victorious Life Chapel, Bishop Adjei Aboagye said same sex act is demonic and Ghana cannot stand the wrath of God if the country dares to pass the law on the act.