The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has specifically said that, it’s not under his tenure of office or presidency that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana. “It will never happen in my time as president,” he said. He indicated in his remarks, amongst others; as he attended the Installation and Enthronement Ceremony of the Rt. Rev Dr. Cyril Kobina Ben-Smith as the 2nd Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana; on Saturday, 27th February 2021 at Asante-Mampong, in the Ashanti Region.
Does it mean privately people can practice same-sex marriage without offending the law? Well, the answer is no. Unless ofcourse one is not seen in the act, it remains illegitimate or better still illegal. To make it open and allow the law to effectuate it has never been fair enough and will never happen. In reality, society frowns it, if you are really cultured and brought up with respect, and come from a good family, you’ll never dare to practice same-sex marriage.
Obviously clear, Ghana’s president is up to something, he actually has a point to make, he wants Ghanaians to know that, as a country we have respect for moral uprightness, our cultural heritage is of importance to us. To legalise same-sex marriage would have meant that we’ve given rise and cause to intransigence and recalcitrance which is certainly not the pathway to development. The president’s position is clear, at least not under the term of his office will he put into law or allow it to happen.
Many argue that, people have different sex appeals they’d like to explore, which informs one’s mate choice and it’s based on some personality traits and emotional factors. In the advanced countries, people do; the US has legalised it or expressed it in legal terms, in such a way that same-sex marriage is practical and allowed. So whatever it’s, the government should allow and let it happen here too, so that people with such feelings and experiences can be themselves and openly express it but not the case with Ghana, especially under Akufo-Addo’s Administration.