General News of Friday, 27 July 2012
Source: The Informer
The decision by the late President John Evans Atta Fiifi Mills (May his soul rest in perfect peace) not to legalize the practice of homosexuality has been vindicated by an analysis of the 2012 Population Census.
82% was arrived at by the tabulation of the percentages of the various religious groups in Ghana.
These are groups who have openly come out to condemn the practice of homosexuality.
It would be recalled that when the late President Mills declared that homosexuality will never be legalized under his watch, the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) took him on, as to whether he was expressing the wishes of majority of Ghanaians.
It is also on record that unlike the late President Mills and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who have made their views known, the NPP flagbearer, Mr. Williams Addo-Dankwa Akufo-Addo has still not commented on this oddity but has the moral courage to defend his supposedly sex lover, Ursula Owusu. Below is the breakdown of 2010 Population Census
Of the 24.65 million population of Ghana, 28.3% are of the Pentecostal/Charismatic religious affiliation. 18.4% are Protestants; 17.6%, Islam; 13.1%, Catholic; 11.4%, Other Christian; 5.3% did not belong to any religion and 5.2%, Traditionalist.
Of the 12.63million Ghanaian females, 29.6% are Pentecostal/Charismatic; 19%-Protestant; Islam -17%; 13.1% - Catholic; 4.9% - Traditionalist and 3.9% -did not belong to any religion.
Ghanaian males make up a lit tle over 12 million; with 26.9% - Pentecostal/Charismatic: Islam – 18.3%; Protestant – 17.7%; Catholic – 13.1%; Other Christian – 11.1%; No Religion – 6.7% and Traditionalist 5.4%.