A former Minister of Sports in the Mahama-led government claims he has empirical evidence to show that there are homosexuals working at the seat of government, thus, he is not surprised at the president’s stance on the act.
Nii Lante Vandepuye, who refused to mention names of practicing ‘gays and lesbians’ at the Flagstaff Staff House, however warned he will publicly disclose the names of those engaging in the ‘demonic’ act, if dared.
The NDC Member of Parliament for Odododiodoo made the allegation in an interview with JOY NEWS when discussing President Nana Addo’s comment on homosexuality.
President Nana Addo has been condemned by what many described as a ‘not too-straight forward’ answer on Ghana’s stance on homosexuality.
The president, who spoke to Aljazeera’s Jane Dutton said, the country's culture and tradition for now will not permit the legal support of homosexuality, but was quick to add that if public opinion changes, the law may just be amended.
He alluded to his earlier stay in England, which, in the past, frowned upon homosexuality but later succumbed to pressure from LGBT lobbyists to amend their laws to accommodate same-sex relationship.
"....this is the socio-cultural issue if you like…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 [the law], let’s then have a new paradigm in Ghana.
"I grew up in England; I went to school as a young boy in England and I grew up at a time in England when homosexuality was banned there, it was illegal and I lived in the period when British politicians thought it was anathema to think about changing the law and suddenly the activities of individuals, of groups, a certain awareness, a certain development grew and grew and grew stronger and it forced a change in law.
"I believe those are the same processes that will bring about changes in our situation.
"At the moment, I don’t feel and I don’t see that in Ghana, there is that strong current of opinion that will say: ‘This is something that we need even deal with’. It’s not, so far, a matter which is on the agenda," he added.
But despite government's clarification that Ghana will not legalized gayism; Nii Lante Vandepuye believes legalizing the act is possible because the president has been surrounded by persons practicing the act at the flagstaff house.
“I owe no apologies for indicting the Flagstaff House because I can prove my claims,” he indicated.
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