The General Secretary of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia has condemned the practice of
He said there was no way the NDC will legalise same-sex marriage.
Speaking to the media in Accra on resolutions recently adopted by political parties belonging to the Socialists International at a meeting in Spain, he said practicing same sex marriage does not make one nation more civilised than the other which does not.
His comment comes at the back of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo who disclosed that although legalizing homosexuality is currently not of significance to Ghanaians, there is a likelihood that it would happen in the near future.
"I think it is something that is bound to happen like elsewhere in the world," he said.
"This is the socio-cultural issue if you like…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 [the law], let’s then have a new paradigm in Ghana,” he said in an interview with Aljazeera.
The issue of legalizing homosexuality gained massive public interest when late President John Evans Atta Mills strongly opposed to legalize it, after the UK threatened to reconsider aids given to countries that are against homosexuality. Reports indicated that Britain put on hold £19 million in aid to Malawi because of concerns including its treatment of gays as most Africans frown at the thought of legalizing the act as it defies every aspect of their socio-cultural and religious principles.
Asiedu Nketia said every nation has its own customs and traditions regarding sexual orientation and that no nation should impose its sexual orientation on another.
He therefore questioned the basis for which some foreign donors and aid givers in their bid to ensure the legalization of same-sex marriage in Ghana and other African countries always want to attach conditions to aids, such as forcing the beneficiary countries to legalise same-sex marriage.