United States Ambassador to Ghana, Robert Jackson, wants Ghanaians to be conscious of the rights of homosexuals and treat them equally as heterosexuals.
According to him, contrary to the belief that only a handful of Ghanaians are gays, their numbers may actually be higher.
“Statistics indicate that probably 10% of people are born gay. I think there are far more gays in Ghana than Ghanaians realize but because of societal attitudes, they keep their sexuality very private,” the U.S envoy said on current affairs show ’21 Minutes with KKB’.
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Discussion on gay rights in Ghana is always a controversial topic as many Ghanaians hold the view that homosexual acts are alien to the country’s cultural values.
“We are asking that all people be treated the same; that they have the same human rights and the same rights to privacy,” he said.