Former national chairman of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Bernard Mornah has accused president Nana Akufo-Addo for creating a fertile ground for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Intersex Rights (LGBTQI) groups in the country to thrive.
Reacting to the controversial matter on XYZ Tonight Wednesday night, the political activist said President Akufo-Addo has not been bold enough to condemn the act especially as many Ghanaians have kicked against it on cultural and moral grounds.
Mornah said the president on an international platform could not denounce gayism and lesbianism as well as its related acts, saying homosexuality is illegal in Ghana because there are not enough activists pushing for its legalization.
“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 then have a new paradigm in Ghana,” Akufo-Addo said in an interview on Al Jazeera’s Talk To Al Jazeera hosted by Jane Dutton in November 2017.
When asked whether he would support such cause, he responded, “I think that it is something that is bound to happen”.
It is for this reason that Bernard Mornah believes Akufo-Addo should be blamed for homosexuality advocacy in the country being led by European Union (EU) in Ghana that confirmed it participated in the opening of the group, LGBT+ Rights Ghana, on January 31, 2021.
“Why is president Akufo-Addo saying it is bound to happen?” Mornah quizzed.
“He [Akufo-Addo is actually the trigger for it [LGBTQI]. He’s the trigger for what’s happening” Mornah told host Prince Minkah.
To him, if Akufo-Addo does not support the activism and is midful of his integrity, “He should state clearly and state his position.”
He said Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta was bold to tell the US government they would not even consider a discussion over the matter whilst President Kufuor also cancelled a conference of gay activists in Ghana but Akufo-Addo has been silent on the matter.
“President Mahama stated equivocally that its a no” he added and challenged the NPP government to take a position on LGBTQI.