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General News of Thursday, 26 April 2018


Gay rights activists funded NPP campaign – Kweku Boahen alleges

A communications team member of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Kweku Boahen is alleging the 2016 campaign of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) was heavily funded by homosexuals.

Kweku Boahen claims the NPP government is finding it difficult to state its stance on homosexuality because it pledged massive support for the lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community should it win the election.

The Akufo-Addo government has come under pressure following a call on African leaders by UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, to overhaul “outdated” anti-gay laws in their respective countries.

She said the UK as a colonial master deeply regrets its role in the legacy of violence and discrimination.

Based on this renewed call, citizens are apprehensive and want the President to state, in clear terms, Ghana’s position on homosexuality.

However, on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem Thursday, Kweku Boahen said the NPP is working assiduously to legalize homosexuality in the country.

He alleged that some gay rights activists have been trooping to the Jubilee House to ensure President Akufo-Addo fulfils his promise to them.

“Two world acclaimed gays had a meeting with President Akufo-Addo at the Flagstaff House so I’m convinced he can never say anything to oppose it. I will quit politics if he [Nana] speaks on this matter”, he opined.

Kweku Boahen said they [NDC] will resist any attempt by the NPP to legalize such an abominable practice in Ghana.

“The NPP cannot go for money from these people and impose such a curse on us. we will resist it” he fumed.