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Ghanaians must rise up in prayers against homosexuality – NDC

Communications team member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Ashanti Region, Mr. Alex Kwaku Asafo has asked believers in the country to pray against any plans by the current government to decriminalize homosexuality in the country.

According to him, Ghana became cursed immediately the New Patriotic Party (NPP) took affairs of the country on January 7 2017 from the Mahama-led NDC administration.

This follows an indication given by President Akufo-Addo that the country’s position on the act could change if there is strong advocacy.

Speaking to Aljazeera’s Jane Dutton, the President said the country’s culture and tradition for now does not allow the legalisation of homosexuality but was quick to add that if public opinion changes, the law may just be amended.

“This is a social, cultural issue, 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, let’s now have a new paradigm in Ghana.’

Speaking to the development, the outspoken Deputy Regional Communication Officer in an interview granted urged believers across the divide to pray against such legalization in the country.

“If we do not pray for President Akufo-Addo and NPP government they will court curses for this country”, he therefore admonished Christians, Muslims and other all believers to pray without ceasing.

Meanwhile, the Christian Council of Ghana is demanding that government states in clear terms the country’s stance on homosexuality.

General Secretary of the Council, Rev. Dr Kwabena Opuni Frimpong said like the late President John Evans Attah Mills, the president must be clear on his stance because as far as he is concerned the country will not accept homosexuality.

“Maybe I didn’t hear him well, so somebody should come and explain to us exactly the policy direction of this government as far as same sex marriage is concerned, it will help us,” he added.

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