President John Mahama says he will not uphold gay rights in Ghana because it is not entrenched in the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana.
The president has being challenged by the clergy to state his stance on the debate to approve of gay rights by the international community.
But answering a question posed to him by the press at his at the Flagstaff House yesterday, President said he was only elected as President of Ghana to uphold and defend the constitution which has nothing like gay rights in it, so he will not uphold it.
‘’…We have a constitution and it has an elaborate provision in the directive principles of state policy and human rights. I swore an oath to respect that constitution. And so the rights of Ghanaians that are written into that constitution are what I am obliged to respect and uphold…
‘’…Go into our constitution and read through the rights and if you define rights there as gay rights then I will uphold them,’’ President Mahama said.
He emphasized that as President he has and will continue to do his duty as the constitution enjoins him to protect, defend and uphold the constitution with respect to all the universal declaration of human rights.