And do you know why that is? It’s because the UK government is stating that they will cut down aid to Ghana if the rights of gays are not recognized. The issues revolving around legalizing of homosexuality has gotten out of hand.
The UK government served notice to African countries, to drop their antiquated anti gay laws or face a slash in aid. The UK Times newspaper reported the country’s Prime Minister David Cameron as saying Britain is no longer prepared to turn a blind eye to nations that victimize sections of society, including homosexuals.
So wait a minute, after 54 years of being independent of Great Britain’s rule, they still think they’re entitled to tell the Ghanaian government what they can do? That’s interesting. I don’t understand why they don’t just focus on finding solutions to their problems as opposed to worrying about another country’s development.
UK’s International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell could also reduce aid to Uganda and Ghana unless they drop laws against gays, the Mail reported.
However, Deputy Minister of Information, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, told Joy News on Wednesday that the government would not kowtow to external pressures such as the one being mounted by the UK, to take decisions that are inimical to its constitution and culture.
“It is important to recognize that Ghana is a sovereign state. Ghana will take a decision or will chart a particular path; it will not do so because we are being threatened by other countries or we are being dictated to by other countries.”
Mr. Ablakwa maintained, aside the fact that Ghana has its own constitution and Acts of Parliament, “we have our wills, aspirations, our culture, and those ones will guide us and not what any state or other jurisdiction want, whether they threaten us or not.”He’s also said that Ghana will continue to ensure that individuals’ rights are respected.
But reminded that the country will exercise the laws enshrined in its constitution and criminal code, and will only amend a law at the country’s own will.
Nevertheless, he said the government was yet to receive any formal communications from the UK government on the issue.
Bullying at its finest! I mean honestly, “How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye?”
How about the UK government handle their own internal issues before trying to “fix” ours. And how is legalizing homosexuality a solution anyways? A solution to what? How does it better the development of Ghana? I mean if they want to worry about how to help the country, how about giving aid to granting more jobs, fixing the roads, better education and living conditions? ANY of these will help. But to focus on “equal” rights to homosexuals? Honestly what is this world coming to?