‘I’m not conspiring with gays’ – Akufo-Addo


    President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said he is not conspiring with the LGBTQI community to promote homosexuality in Ghana.

    Mr Akufo-Addo generated controversy in Ghana after he told Aljazeera in an interview that the legalisation of homosexuality was bound to happen in Ghana even though it is currently not an agenda on the plate.

    In that interview, he also said there has not been a strong push for the legalisation of homosexuality in Ghana.

    Critics said the president should have, like his predecessors, made an emphatic statement on whether he was for or against the legalisation of homosexuality.

    When asked on Wednesday, 17 January at the Flagstaff House during his encounter with journalists about whether his comments on Aljazeera were part of a grand coordinated scheme to push for the legalisation of homosexuality in Ghana, the president said: “I am not involved in any conspiracies. I am not part of any conspiracy to promote anything.

    “I think these are matters that are in the public domain and people are entitled to their own views. There is no concerted synchronised attempt on my part to promote the advocacy of it.”