It is so ironic to learn that characters such as Nii Lantey Vanderpuye, Felix Ofosu Kwaakye and Koku Anyidohu have suddenly found their voice on the issue of sexual orientation and homosexuality turn
up in the Ghana media landscape.
I know it’s either they are not reading, or they have lost the narratives and historical evolution of our culture as a people, or political immaturity or simply they have comprehension problems and I will not hesitate than to recommend they go back to the NDC’s own school The Ghana Institute of Social Democracy (GISD) to learn basic knowledge in comprehension and politics.
The level of emotion and sentiments they attach to these issues are just borne out of political philosophy they are merged with. How would a learned graduate rise up to suggest that president said we are going to legalize homosexuality or the president’s comment is inviting dinner with homosexuals or condone and supervise homosexuals at the flagstaff house? This is despicable and highly unacceptable to be heard of persons of their political caliber.
We are too hypocritical as a people and it is not funny anymore. We have been playing the ostrich for far too long. If we keep rearing the cub and continue telling ourselves it will never grow to be a lion someday, we would all have ourselves to be blamed someday to come. Were my fellow brothers not in this country when in January 2011, a man named Joseph Kwabena Owusu-Sekyere told newspapers that he had been in a gay relationship with a prominent figure in the NDC? Where was their sudden found pontification voice over sexual orientations then?
When Andrew Solomon the International gay lobbyist made these remarks in an article in The New York Times, making reference to the raging debate on homosexuality in Ghana; his (Solomon) relationship with president John Mahama and how it all began, including stating that "The only way I may have influenced him (President John Mahama) on gay rights was by welcoming him into the household of a joyful family with two dads. It is deeply unsettling to be implicated in a national scandal, to know that my attempts to be kind and helpful to someone would become his millstone."
This homosexuality thing is a burden we are dealing with as a society and fact and reality truth can never be shielded.
We have been extremely silent watching and allowing shameful songs, shameful acts been hailed and embraced as creativity and fashionable. People under the cloak of human rights have been found and allowed to be themselves and express themselves and are bold and proud to show off their body.
In the name of democracy, young men heap insults on men old enough to be their fathers on the radio, and the NDC latter day apostles don’t talk of our moral standard and culture in the midst of such
circumstances? This is where the decay of our moral fabric began.
Based on current trends, occurrences and observations we cannot deny the existence of homosexuality in our society, however there is no effort or agenda to legalize it now or in the future. In the meantime,
we as government have made our stance clear.
We have free SHS to sustain, we have a duty to provide good drinking water, we have a duty to provide jobs, we have open defecation and sanitation problems to deal with, and we have a duty to make life
bearable to the citizens of our beloved country Ghana. These are pressing and prime needs on our agenda not homosexuality.
Source: Edmund Kyei,member of the NPP Communication team and NPP communication Director of Asokwa Constituency
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