President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the clearest indication yet that the government has no plans to change the existing laws of the country to legalize same-sex marriage.
He said his administration had no authority and would not seek any authority to touch the existing laws of the country to make way for such acts.
The President declared the government’s position on same-sex marriage at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Synod of the Global Evangelical Church in Accra on Thursday.
At the time, the President, Akufo-Addo was firm that he would not accept such marriages in Ghana.
Pressure has been mounted on the president Akufo-Addo lately to state his position and that of Ghana on such marriages.
The Ghana Catholic Bishops Conference has called on President Akufo Addo to declare Ghana’s official stance on homosexuality.
The debate over the human rights of the LGBTQI community in Ghana has sparked much controversy as the Diplomatic community call for these rights to be respected.
In a public letter to the president, the Conference of Bishops warned the president of dire consequences should a national standpoint on the matter is not made known.
“We call upon the President of the Republic and Parliament to state unambiguously their position on the matter of homosexuality and its practice in Ghana.
We also call on the Government of Ghana to close down the LGBTQI office space that was recently opened in Accra.
Finally, we also urge the Executive and the Legislature never to be cowed down or to succumb to the pressure to legalize the rights of LGBTQIs in Ghana,” the letter stated.