The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bia East has alleged that a foreign embassy in the country is busily pushing for the legalization of same sex marriage in the country.
According to Richard Acheampong, the embassy which he did name have as part of the agenda being inviting members of the homosexual community for meetings in their embassies.
Homosexuals who come for the meetings are the regional representatives of the lesbian and gay community in the country.
Richard Acheampong speaking on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen on Wednesday said the said embassy invite the gays and lesbians to interrogate them on how they are treated in the country.
“This embassy has been inviting regional reps of the gay community in Ghana to ask them about how they are being treated in the country…they have an aim of promoting the gay agenda in the country now…,” he alleged further.
The NDC MP claimed that the embassy at one of the meetings with the gay and lesbian community invited some MPs. One of the MPs was a female.
The embassy, he said, was however disappointed when none of the MPs invited to the event failed to speak in favour of the agenda of legalization gay marriage in the country.
The issue of the legalization of gay marriage reared its head in the public discourse in the country after President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo told Jane Dutton on Talk to Al Jazeera that legalisation of homosexuality is not on his government’s agenda.
But the status of gays in the country could change if there is a groundswell of pressure for that to be done, he said.
“At the moment, I don’t feel, I don’t see that in Ghana there is that strong current of opinion that is saying this is something we need to deal with. It is not so far a matter that is on the agenda,” he said.
Pressure groups, religious organizations and political opponents have taken issues with the president over his comments.
The government has since come out to clarify that it has no intention to legalise same-sex relationship.
Information Minister, Mustapha Hamid said on Monday that homosexuality continues to be unacceptable because there is no “cultural orientation” that supports it in Ghana.
Commenting on this, opposition MP, Richard Acheampong said the embassy ought to understand that ‘Ghanaians would not sit down for them to turn Ghana into Sodom and Gomorrah’.
“We won’t allow Sodom and Gomorrah in Ghana here, no, it would not happen in this Parliament today or tomorrow…,” he said.
He however threatened to expose the embassy if they do not stop promoting an agenda which is not part of the norms and customs of the country.