A caller into Joy FM’s Super Morning Show who said he is gay says the strident criticisms in Ghana against homosexuality are hypocritical because some of the critics are themselves gay.
Edwin, not his real name, says he is angry at how Ghanaians speak ill about them [gays] following President Akufo-Addo’s interview with Aljazeera on Sunday.
In that interview, the president said although legalizing homosexuality was not on his government’s agenda, the law could be changed if enough pressure is brought to bear.
“This is a social, cultural issue, I don’t believe that in Ghana so far, a sufficiently strong coalition has emerged which is having that impact on public opinion that will say ‘change it, let’s now have a new paradigm in Ghana’.
“At the moment, I don’t feel, I don’t see that in Ghana there is that strong current of opinion that is saying that is something we need to deal with. It is not so far a matter that is on the agenda,” the president told Aljazeera’s Jane Dutton.
Edwin says he is proud to be gay and like any other person in the country, they have rights and deserve to be treated properly.
“It is my fantasy, I like eating fufu, you like eating waakye, do I come to tell you your waakye is nasty and is against my fufu that I like? We also have rights.
“What you like will be different from what another person likes, that doesn’t mean what they like is wrong,” Edwin queried.