Ghana President: We Will Fight Vices Like Homosexuality


Ghana’s President John Evans Atta Mills used a speech read for him by the Minister for Culture at a festival in Saltpond over the weekend to affirm that the government will actively fight so-called immorality and will not legalize homosexuality.

The festival, which reportedly carried a “Promoting Our Cultural Heritage to Eradicate Social Vices” theme, heard from a number of MPs who together urged people to desist from demonstrations and unrest, but it was the president’s speech that explicitly tackled what was termed the moral decline in Ghanaian society.

From the Ghana News Agency:

“Our moral values are greatly threatened by our desperate pursuit of materialism as a measure of progress in society; as caution is thrown to the wind as we go to great length to do anything to achieve and satisfy these wanton desires”, he said.

He said drug abuse, armed robbery, child prostitution, homosexuality, lesbianism as well as rape, defilement and other sex-related crimes were on the increase to day, attesting to the high rate of immorality prevalent in the society.

President Mills called on Nananom, as custodians of the nation’s rich cultural values to work closely with other opinion leaders in their traditional areas and partner the State institutions responsible for youth development to evolve strategies to address those social vices in the society.

He urged them to discard any form of obsolete and dehumanizing customary practices which were inimical to the fundamental human rights and self development of the people.

Ghana recently sparked international outrage after a Ghanaian official called for the immediate arrest of all gays and lesbians in the nation’s Western Region.

The Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) also recently announced that it would be stepping up promotion of reparative therapy due to so-called concerns over the spread of homosexuality in the country.

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Dianne Robertson
Dianne Robertson5 years ago

Michele Bachmann's husband runs a Reparitive Therapy clinic where the concept is to PRAY AWAY THE GAY.Ghana's plan was introduced to them and is being cheered on by The FAMILY a group of conservative US Congressmen.Kansan Sam Brownback,S.Carolinian Jim Demint,Iowa's Chuck Grassley, Oklahomans James Inhofe andTom Coborn,South Dakotan John Thune and John Ensign of Nevada who left the Senate minutes ahead of censure are members of THE FAMILY. (Which is actually a house they live in and a program of self counciling they participate in.)You may remember Ensign as the guy caught having an affair with his best friend's wife.Both the friend and the wife were employeed in his campaign---as was their teenaged son.When the story leaked ,Family member Coborn "counciled" to Pay Them Off. His Parents "Gave " the people a "Friendly" $100,000 as I recall. Jeff Sharlet's book The Family now has several sequels but will get you started in unraveling this travisty . This Gahana story is the RUPUBLICAN plan FOR US. ALL IN GOD'S NAME!

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Lilithe Magdalene


Marie W.
Marie W.5 years ago

Ghana is so F-d up.

Yvette T.
Past Member 5 years ago

Nature creates variety, and blending of male/female traits in all of us...every single one of us!!!! WHO ARE WE TO QUESTION NATURE???

Kathleen D.
Kathleen D.5 years ago

Don't ya just love the use of 'vices' when describing homosexuality? What a backward thinking idiot this man is. He should be the one locked up; then please throw away the key!

Michael M.
Michael M.5 years ago

Mr President, maybe if you fight vices like stupidity and ignorance, it would make people think highly of you and your nation instead of making us think you are backwards and foolish....

Marianne C.
Marianne C.5 years ago

Okey-doke. Just bear in mind that WE will fight any aid being sent to your backward, hate-mongering country, and will boycott any products that come out of it. I would even support your Gay population with demands that your country be blockaded until you rescind all anti-Gay laws and remove the lawmakers who passed them.

Franco Di Palma
Franco Di Palma5 years ago

Backward Morons....

Vicky Locke
Vicky Locke5 years ago

I will fight vices like homophobia!