Ghana Isn't Only Ruled By Law But Tradition And Culture - Dr. Chris Ampadu To Anti-Gay Bill Fighters

The West African Director of Samaritan Strategy, Dr. Christopher Ampadu, has slammed the elite group arguing against the anti-gay bill which, to them, infringes on the human rights of homosexuals and desiring to file a case at the Supreme Court against the framers of the bill.

Lead Counsel for President Nana Akufo-Addo during the 2020 Presidential petition, Lawyer Akoto Ampaw, Prof. Raymond Atuguba; the Dean of the University of Ghana (Legon) School of Law, politician Charles Wereko-Brobbey together with other scholars and Civil Society Organizations have opposed the bill stating that, when passed into law, will infract the freedoms and rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

But Dr. Christopher Ampadu disagrees with the opposers for claiming the bill violates the rights of the LGBTQ+ community.

He explained that, although Ghana upholds rule of law, the opposers of the bill should not lose sight of the country's culture and traditions which underpin the moral fabric of the nation.

Speaking on Peace FM's 'Kokrokoo', Dr. Ampadu insisted that the bill should be passed because it will check homosexual practices saying ''for me, if you talk about law vis-à-vis these things, we must also note that it is not only the rule of law in the Ghanaian society; it's not just the law but the tradition, the culture and customs also rule the life of the Ghanaian''.

"If we don't think about that and only concentrate on law, then we will be missing a significant thing. We are Ghanaians. The Ghanaian society is not only ruled by law. It's ruled by our tradition, our culture," he added.