Private legal practitioner, Moses Foh-Amoaning has said that Ghanaians are not stupid and know what is good for the country hence United Kingdom’s (UK) Prime Minister, Theresa May, cannot suggest legalisation of homosexuality which is contrary to Ghanaian culture and values.
Ms May, recently urged Commonwealth nations including Ghana to overhaul “outdated” anti-gay laws and said the U.K. “deeply regrets” its role in the legacy of violence and discrimination.
Ms May drew cheers and applause when she told delegates at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) that “nobody should face discrimination or persecution because of who they are or who they love”.
Campaigners have urged Ms May to intervene over the colonial-era legislation affecting millions of LGBTQI people, as same-sex relations are still illegal in 36 Commonwealth countries.
Ms May further indicated that the UK was ready to help Commonwealth nations to repeal anti-gay laws and embrace homosexuality.
However, Mr Foh-Amoaning, who is the Executive Secretary and Spokesperson for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values said on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme on Friday, 27 April 2018, that Ms May implies that when the British ruled over Ghana and other colonies they gave the country laws that were apt at that time but now they have realised that they were bad laws.
He wondered how the public could be sure that “10 years from now they (UK) will not come and say that their position encouraging legalisation of homosexuality was wrong”.
Meanwhile, Mr Foh-Amoaning has called on President Nana Akufo-Addo to reject pressures to accept homosexuality in Ghana.
He said: “It is God who uplifted him to be president; spiritually he is occupying a Davidic throne. The kingship that God bestowed on David because he called on God, is the same throne our president is occupying. He (Mr Akufo-Addo) went to churches and mosques to say the ‘Battle is the Lord’s’… Look at the difference [in the election results]. Everyone knew that it was God’s hand at work…
“Ghanaians believe he has a higher moral and spiritual obligation…A president who has fought for the presidency for over eight solid years using the name of the Lord, he has a higher spiritual responsibility that when Westerners say things that are against God’s word and also go against our Ghanaian culture, our president must speak… If God gives you something, He expects you to stand for Him. Mr President, this is your time… It is time to show that you are on the Lord’s side”.
Mr Foh-Amoaning insists that being a homosexual is “not a human right” and such individuals need to be helped to reform.
He said homosexuality is an “abnormality which runs counter to the right to life” and procreation with so many other adverse consequences, hence should not be encouraged.
Mr Foh-Amoaning further added that Mr Akufo-Addo is preaching a ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’, and explained that a ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ involves independence from manipulations in all facets by Westerners.
“When you say ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’, it has a moral, ethical and cultural content because ‘Ghana Beyond Aid’ means we have to be cautious and move away from dependence on Westerners not only economically but culturally and mentally”, adding, Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah talked about “neocolonialism and cultural imperialism”.