President Nana Addo said his government has no plans to change the laws of same-sex marriage in Ghana while addressing some people in 2018.
Section 104 of the Ghanaian Criminal Code of 1960 contains provisions criminalising consensual same-sex sexual acts between males. Under Section 104(1)(b) “unnatural carnal knowledge” with consent is considered a misdemeanour. Under other subsections of Section 104, rape and bestiality are also criminalised. Additionally, Section 104(2) defines “unnatural carnal knowledge” as “sexual intercourse with a person in an unnatural manner or with an animal.” Under Article 296(4) of the Criminal Procedural Code, a misdemeanour shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years.
With the increasing tension being placed on the government of Ghana and other African countries to legalize same-sex marriage, Celebrities Buzz has thought it wise to throw back a speech delivered by President Nana Addo in 2018 with regard to a similar incidence.
In a speech delivered in 2018 during the GEC SYNOD Conference, president Nana Addo stated clearly:
“Let me assure that this country has no plans to change the law of same-sex marriage we have no authority and we will not seek any authority to do so.”
The government has no plans to allow this Same sex marriage.