Ghana’s president Nana Akufo-Addo vows to never legalise marriage equality
Amid a blistering international outcry over the country’s treatment of LGBT+ citizens, Ghana‘s president has vowed to never legalise marriage equality in a devastating but expected blow.
Speaking at the opening of the second Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana at Asante Mampong in the Ashanti region on Saturday (27 February), Akufo-Addo repeated the words he’s said time and time before.
“I have said this before, let me in conclusion stress again,” the New Patriotic Party leader said, “that it will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal, that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana, it will never happen in my time as President.
“I have said it before, and let me stress it again, that it will not be under the Presidency of Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legal,” – Ghana's President @NAkufoAddo said yesterday
— African Equality Centre (@aec_gh) February 28, 2021
“Let me repeat, it will never happen in my time as President.”
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