Osofo Kofitse Ahadzi, a cultural anthropologist and senior member of the Afrikania Mission, has asked homosexuals to change their sexual orientations or commit suicide.
According to him, Ghana should not tolerate homosexuality because the act was unnatural and uncustomary.
Osofo Ahadzi’s submission on Class FM Monday 13 March was in response to a ghanaweb publication on Sunday 12 March which said the General Secretary of the Christian Council of Ghana, Rev. Opuni-Frimpong, had revealed he was under pressure by some donor agencies to be an ambassador for the acceptance of homosexuality in Ghana.
Osofo Ahadzi told the host: “Even animals don’t behave this way. Can you see a he-goat mounting a he-goat? No. So why should human beings be doing that? And then you think that it’s your human right? Maybe is your human left. We can’t tolerate this in this country. They must give us a break.”
He continued: “Was it David Cameron who said if we don’t accept homosexuality they won’t give us aid? Now are we being pushed to accept homosexuality because somebody will give us aid? Why can’t we develop ourselves? What can we get from the almond tree to help us grow well? We have all the plans that we need to cure our problems and not this homosexuality… We must think again.
“In the time of our ancient ancestors there was nothing like homosexuality. If you want to marry three or four women that’s fine. It’s been created that a man must marry a woman not a woman marrying a woman.”
He asked gay persons to “go and hang themselves” if they did not wish to change from their ways. “If they can’t live normal lives, they should go and commit suicide and save our generation from getting out of tune with reality,” he said.
Late President John Evans Atta Mills rejected pressure from UK Prime Minister for the country to support same-sex marriage despite threats by the British government to cut aid.