There is no law banning homosexuality in Ghana – Tarzan

Chief Policy Analyst of the Ghana Institute for Public Policy Options (GIPPO), Dr Charles Wereko-Brobby says there is no law criminalizing homosexuality in Ghana.

In his view, “our attitude to homosexuality is ambivalent; we neither promote nor condemn”.

Dr. Wereko Brobby’s comment is in reaction to protest against President John Mahama in Scotland over Ghana’s position on homosexuality.

Minority Member of Parliament in the British colony stormed out of their parliament upon arrival of the Ghanaian leader over claims that Ghana tolerates abuses on homosexuals.

They argue the presence of Mr. Mahama was an affront to the gay community in their country since they respect and recognize their rights.

Their conduct has been condemned by many describing their action as crass and disrespectful.

In support, Dr. Wereko-Brobby on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme Monday said the Scottish Minority MPs may have been misinformed.

“We don’t beat gays and lesbian in this country; we tolerate them. There are places in this country where you will find gays and lesbians,” he stressed.

Tarzan as he is popularly called maintained that though Ghana remains one of the African countries strictly against same-sex marriages, the criminal code does not exclusively dwell on sanctions against homosexuals.

“Even the law on unnatural canal knowledge is silent on homosexuality which makes our position ambivalent”.

The Former Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority described as hypocritical the entrenched stance taken by some people who turn around and have sex with their female partners through the anus.

Tarzan said the suppose boycott of Mahama has been overhyped and must be treated with the contempt it deserves.

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