The Member of Parliament for Builsa South Dr. Clement Apaak has asked President Akufo-Addo to purge himself as a supporter of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex (LGBTQI) activities by addressing the nation and state his position.
The lawmaker says Ghanaians expect President Akufo-Addo to address them and to state clearly his position, and the actions he intends to take to ensure that LGBTQI doesn’t find space in Ghana.
Hr posited that Ghanaians are right in stating that the time for talk is over, it’s time for action.
He believes that the upsurge in LGBTQI Activism must be countered.
”Honestly, it must start with President Akufo-Addo. It’s not sufficient to close down an office or resource centre.”
He added: ”The President ought to address the nation, with international media present, stating clearly the fact that our laws, cultures, traditions and faiths forbid it, abhor it.”
He said the President must learn from former presidents of Ghana who firmly stood against pressure and rejected LGBTQI activities.
”The President must say clearly like his predecessors did, that our laws and traditions, culture can’t co-exist with such abominable lifestyles and that LGBTQI lifestyle wouldn’t and never would be welcome in Ghana.
This is the only way Akufo-Addo can assure the people of Ghana that he is not a direct or indirect enhancer of LGBTQI activities in Ghana.
Akufo-Addo must purge himself from “it’s bound to happen”.