The Information Minister-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has proposed a legislation against the advocacy of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) activities.
The law and parliamentarian said the current advocacy around the legalisation of homosexuality in the country, should have way for a law to be passed to prevent such activities.
In his view, such a law will prevent the promotion of LGBT activities since it is against our cultural values.
He said the practice is unacceptable in Ghana and goes contrary to section 104 of the Criminal Code, 1960.
His comments follow the stoking of the LGBTQI controversy in the country after the participation of the European Union (EU) in the opening of new office space for members of the group.
Mr. Oppong Nkrumah who is also the Ofoase Ayirebi MP said, “Customary law frowns on LGBT activities.
“People say despite the criminal code on the general position of customary law, it is just mere expression, they are just advocating for it.
“But if you ask me about law and background, I will say that is when somebody like me will argue that then we should be able to contemplate legislation in the interest of public morality which will not be against the constitution but we will now say that you cannot advocate for and promote LGBT activities in this country.”
His comments come after the debate surrounding the topic was resurrected following the opening of new office space for the LGBT in Ghana.