“No President in his right mind will sign anti-gay bill now” – Kofi Akpaloo

Kofi Akpaloo, the Founder and Leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), believes that given the current economic challenges facing Ghana, no President would be willing to assent to the LGBTQ+ bill.

He expressed his lack of surprise at President Akufo-Addo’s reluctance to sign the bill, citing potential negative economic consequences for the country that is already struggling.

The Office of the President recently requested Parliament to hold off on transmitting the bill for assent until the Supreme Court makes a ruling, as there are ongoing court cases related to the bill.

Akpaloo commented on a radio show, emphasizing that now is not the right time for the President to sign the bill.

He highlighted the economic difficulties the country is facing, including the impact of COVID-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war.

Akpaloo stressed the importance of prioritizing economic stability before addressing social issues like LGBTQ rights.

He pointed out that countries like Saudi Arabia and Qatar, which also oppose LGBTQ activities, have not needed to rely on foreign loans.

Akpaloo urged for a strategic and rational approach to the issue, rather than an emotional response, in order to ensure the country’s economic well-being before moving forward with the bill.

 

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