In a press conference held during the visit of the Vice President of The United States Of America Mrs. Kamala Harris to Ghana, which was hosted by the First Gentleman of the land, H.E Nana Akufo Addo.
Vice President of the USA Mrs. Kamala Harris and President Nana Addo of Ghana
The conference which was purposely on security and economic issues later took a twisted turn when the controversial LGBTQ+ topic erupted again. This was because when it was time for questions a foreign journalist asked the president about the legislative stance on the matter and his answer wasn’t emphatic and that raised the dust again.
“My understanding is that the substantial elements of the bill have already been modified as a result of intervention of the attorney general”, these were H.E Nana Addo’s response.
He later added that, he was convinced, parliament will consider the sensitivity of the bill to human rights issues as well as the feelings of the Ghanaian population and come out with a responsible bill.
But the larger part of the population are not taking it lightly at all on the president’s response. Some are of the view that, he should have been emphatic with his response by condemning and settling the dust once and for all.
The outspoken Dormahene Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Dr. Nana Agyeman Badu II then took advantage of the situation and then sent a treacherous warning across his town by saying if he ever sees or hears any person in that LGBTQ+ activities in his town, he’s going to beat up that said person to death.
Dormaahene Osagyefo Oseedeayo Dr. Nana Agyeman Badu II
This follow a large outcry on the stance of the religious clergies not living out traditionalists as well.
Since it a developing story, we’re yet to see how the bill will do in parliament before getting to the executive machinery.
Written: Mariam Abdul-Samad Naggah