The General Secretary of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Mr John Boadu has provided clarity on the position of his party regarding the practice of homosexuality in Ghana and whether or not it should be accepted.
Mr Boadu said, the NPP’s tradition frown on such practice hence, the governing party will not endorse Lesbianism, Gayism, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, & Intersex Life (LGBTQI+).
Speaking at the Eastern Regional delegates conference of the party on Sunday, October 17, he said “For us NPP, we are a Centre-Right political party, our values are clear, we believe in the family system, we believe in chieftaincy, we believe in proper customs practices, we believe in freedoms, we believe in the protection of human rights.
“So don’t ask us whether we accept LGBTQI or not, we are not supposed to be asked that question. The right people to ask that question are NDC members of their party because they are a Centre-Left political party.
“Centre-Left political parties throughout the world, in the US it is when they come to power that they promote such practice. So let (NPP) not bother ourselves to talk about this. We shall not condone this practice and we will not accept this practice.”
The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill was laid in the House on Monday, August 2 and read for the first time.