Award winning investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni, has questioned the rationale behind the Catholic Bishops Conference’s strong worded statement warning the President, Nana Akufo-Addo about the repercussions of failing to cause a closure of the LGBT offices in Ghana.
The association had issued a statement to the head of state, ordering him to shut down the newly opened LGBT community office in the country’s capital which reports suggest is the first ever office opened in the country.
The office has enjoyed the support of the European Commission sparking controversy in the West African country.
Reacting to the controversies in a social media post sighted by GhanaNewsPage.Com, Manasseh Azuri Awuni quizzed the Bishops conference as to why it has been silent on the numerous corruption scandals and human rights abuses in the country but has issued a strongly worded statement to the president in matters of lesbians and gays.
The investigative journalist in his post again questioned the masses why they are more generally tolerant of the theft of their public funds but are quick to condemn gays or lesbians in the country.
“In this renewed debate, however, one thing has got me thinking. Why are Ghanaians more generally tolerant of the theft of their public funds than two gays or lesbians having sex? Why would the Catholic Bishops conference be silent on the numerous corruption scandals and human rights abuses but issue a strongly- worded statement to the president when it has to do with the issue of gays and lesbians” Manasseh Azure’s post read.