The Government of Ghana has rejected calls by leaders of some powerful countries in the world for the legalisation of homosexuality.
The UK Prime Minister Theresa May Tuesday urged Presidents of African countries attending the Commonwealth Heads of government meeting in London to decriminalise homosexuality in their various countries.
She argues, it is wrong for homosexuals to be persecuted for their sexual preference, adding her country is ready to support African countries to reform their laws to accommodate the interest of homosexuals.
The Danish Ambassador to Ghana, Tove Degnbol had earlier made a similar call when he urged Ghanaians to respect the rights of homosexuals.
The United Nation’s Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Prof. Philip Alston on Monday described Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament, Prof. Mike Oquaye, as delusional over his opposition to the legalization of homosexuality in Ghana.
Commenting on the calls by the UK Prime Minister and the UN Special Rapporteur, the Information Minister Dr. Mustapha Abdul Hamid stated that as far as Ghanaian law, tradition and customs are concerned “gayism and lesbianism are un-Ghanaian.”
“And therefore, really, it is difficult to see how foreign interest can impose foreign cultures on us. So as far as, I am concerned…it is a non-issue,” he added.