Speaker of the 8th Parliament of Ghana, Alban Bagbin, has finally disclosed his stand on LGBTQI.
On behalf of the entire Ghanaian citizenry, Mr. Bagbin told the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Andrew Barnes that Ghana’s culture prohibits Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) activities.
The speaker disclosed this after the High Commissioner paid a working visit to him in Accra.
According to the Speaker, the same way Ghana cannot impose certain practices on other countries, the West African country likewise cannot also accept this culture from other countries
He added “It is something that we abhor and therefore we will continue to go according to our culture.
“We will definitely will not want to go to Europe and try to impose on them something like polygamy, we will not do that.”
However, high commissioner, Mr Barnes said “We are not trying to promote or encourage LGBTQI+ in Ghana.
“We do believe that sometimes culture is going to adapt to change.”
Former speaker of parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye also terminated foreign calls to accept his sexuality in Ghana.
In Mike Oquay’s response to such calls said, there was not a single chapter or verse in the Bible or Quran that supported homosexuality, describing same sex marriage as “corruption of public morals”.
Consequentially, all Ghanaian leaders have aborted calls to legalise same sex marriage in the country.
In an interview with Presidents, Kufuor, Atta mills, Mahama and Akufo addo on Aljazera did not heed to the pressure to legalise.
Australian high commissioner to Ghana is hopeful that with time, Ghana would change and adapt to what he term as “new culture.”