|Nana Obiri Boahene, Deputy General Secretary for NPP|
Nana Obiri Boahene was in support of the president’s claim that ‘gayism is not a priority in Ghana’ and therefore the country's position on the act could change if there is strong advocacy.
“The president never said he was going to legalize the act let’s stop this kindergarten politics we are doing” a clearly irritated Obiri Boahen said in an interview on Neat FM’s morning show, ‘Ghana Montie’
Speaking to Aljazeera’s Jane Dutton, the president said the country's culture and tradition for now does not allow the legalization of homosexuality, but was quick to add that if public opinion changes, the law may just be amended.
“This is a social, cultural issue, I don’t believe that in Ghana so far, a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that will say ‘change it, let’s now have a new paradigm in Ghana.’
“At the moment, I don’t feel, I don’t see that in Ghana there is that strong current of opinion that is saying this is something we need to deal with. It is not so far a matter that is on the agenda,” he added.
But some Ghanaians are not impressed with the president’s response – hence, calling on him to publicly say “no” to the act.
Nana Obiri Boahene however told host, Kwasi Aboagye that “Our culture will not even allow us to legalize this; the president was right with his response. The president is not for gays”.
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