October 31, 2011

The Member of Parliament for Adenta, Kojo Adu –Asare, is urging government to call the bluff of the threat by the United Kingdom (UK) to cut aid to anti gay countries.

According to him, Ghana as a sovereign country must not be terrified by the apparent threat by the UK but rather begin to wean itself from heavily depending on donor countries such as the United Kingdom.

Mr. Cameron in an interview with BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, threatened to withhold UK aid from countries including Ghana that do not reform legislation banning homosexuality, adding that nations receiving UK aid should “adhere to proper human rights.”

“Britain is one of the premier aid givers in the world,” Cameron said. “We want to see countries that receive our aid adhering to proper human rights.”

Some 41 nations within the 54-member Commonwealth have laws banning homosexuality. Many of these laws are a legacy of British Empire laws.

However speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo show on Monday, Hon. Kojo Adu-Asare noted it is important that the natural resources with which Ghana is endowed must be used to improve the economy and the general wellbeing of the people, so that the country begins drawing itself away from foreign aid.

He said in as much as the UK’s call for adherence of proper human rights is in the right direction, the endorsement of gay practices in Ghana should not be entertained.

“Though Ghana is a circular state with Christians being in the majority, the Ghanaian culture and values does not allow the practice of such “abominable” acts’’ hon. Adu –Asare said.

He said Ghana is not ready to countenance the act of Lesbianism and Homosexuality in the country, as the practice has lots implication for the country.

Kwadwo Anim/ghanamps.gov.gh