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General News of Monday, 27 November 2017


Don’t panic, we are not ready for any legalization – Gay Society

The Gay Traditional Council of Ghana says they are not ready for any legal regime that will favour their society, thus calling for calm among Ghanaians.

“I’m speaking on behalf of the Gay Traditional Council in Ghana. They said I should give you this word: that they themselves are not ready for anything, anything that is going to come [off], they are not ready for it. But you should be prepared, if they are ready they are going to tell you that they are ready."

"When they are ready you cannot stop them, when they are ready they are going to march, maybe in 50 years to come, in 100 years to come, they want to tell you that this is not the time, maybe the coming generation. So anybody that will get this, try to give it around, send it to them, let them listen so that they sleep, they can relax, they can have a peace of mind.” Spokesperson for the group, Philcollins Agbedanu-Kröger, said in a video circulating on social media platforms.

This comes on the back of the massive outrage after President Akufo-Addo’s remarks in an interview he granted on Qatar-based Al Jazeera on why Ghana’s laws still criminalise homosexuality.

Mr. Akufo-Addo in his interview with Al Jazeera said legalising homosexuality in Ghana is not an urgent concern to Ghanaians at the moment, but it is “bound to happen if there’s an overwhelming demand for change in the country’s law.”

“This is the socio-cultural issue if you like…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,” he noted.

Click the hyperlink below to watch the video.

1. “Ghana Gay Council-Kasapa”