"Customary Law Frowns On LGBT Activities, You Cannot Advocate For And Promote It" - Oppong Nkrumah

The Minister for Information-designate, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has added his voice to calls for legislation against the activities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) in the country.

According to him, the country's customary law frowns on it.

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Responding to questions at the Ministerial Vetting in Parliament on Thursday, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah said "Customary Law Frowns On LGBT Activities, You Cannot Advocate For And Promote It"

The call comes after he responded to the EU participating in the opening of the National Headoffice of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) in Ghana.

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The Information Minister-designate also added that practice goes contrary to section 104 of the Criminal Code, 1960.

The Minister who doubles as Member of Parliament (MP) for Ofoase Ayirebi Constituency said “Customary law frowns on LGBT activities. People say despite the criminal code on the general position of customary law, it is just mere expression, they are just advocating for it but if you ask me about law and background, I will say that is when somebody like me will argue that then we should be able to contemplate legislation in the interest of public morality which will not be against the constitution but we will now say that you cannot advocate for and promote LGBT activities in this country”

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He however averred that LGBT is unfamiliar to the country's tradition adding that when laws are passed persons who are caught indulging in the act will be dealt with.

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith