We Won't Accept Homosexuality Today Or Tomorrow - Charles Owusu To US Vice President

Charles Owusu has applauded the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin, for being blunt on the position of Parliament on the matter of whether or not a legislation should be made to criminalize homosexual practices in Ghana.

The Vice President of United States of America, Kamala Harris, during her visit to Ghana, spoke out in support of LGBTQ+ people in Africa.

She made her position in support of the LGBTQ+ community very vivid in her meeting with President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and sounded she was advocating that Ghana declares support for homosexual acts.

“I will also say that this is an issue that we consider and I consider to be a human rights issue and that will not change,” she said.

But the Speaker, in response, has made it emphatic that LGBTQ+ will not be tolerated in Ghana. 

Charles Owusu Praises Parliament

The former Head of Monitoring Unit at the Forestry Commission, Charles Owusu has asked Parliament not to support any law that fails to criminalize the act of homosexuality in Ghana.

He rebuked the US Vice President for coming into Ghana to sound what seems like a caution to Ghanaians for choosing not to legalize the practices of homosexuals.

"We won't sit in this country for someone to come from somewhere and tell us that he or she accepts humans to have sex with dogs but a man cannot marry two wives. It's a taboo in America to marry two wives," he said and wondered why America would want to compel Ghana and other African countries to accept LGBTQ+ acts.

"My daughters cannot introduce a woman to me as their husband. It won't happen infront of me. What law in Ghana can compel me to allow this to happen in my home?", he warned.

He admonished the authorities in the country to point it out clearly to the US and all advocates of homosexuality that "we (Ghana) won't accept this today or tomorrow".