Ghana Parliament backs Mills for standing up to Cameron’s gay rights for aid threat

President Atta Mills

The Parliament of Ghana has expressed support for the position taken by President John Evans Atta Mills over the threat issued by Prime Minister David Cameron of Great Britain to withhold aid to Ghana if the country continues in its anti-gay stance.

Eunice Menka reports from Parliament that earlier, before the commencement of Public Business this morning Thursday November 3, 2011, Members of Parliament took a united front and declared that Ghana will not bow to any pressure to accept homosexual practices in the interest of any country.

Members, who were contributing to a statement made on the floor of the House, said the practice is not part of the country’s cultural norms and values and commended Mills for his stance on the issue.

Cameron issued the threat  at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Perth, Australia.  He threatened to withhold UK aid from governments that do not reform legislation banning homosexuality.

In his response Mills said, “No one can deny Prime Minister Cameron his right to make policies, take initiatives and make statements that reflects his societal norms and ideals. But he does not have the right to direct other sovereign nations as to what they should do especially where their societal norms and ideals are different from those which exists in Prime Minister Cameron’s society.”

“I, as President of this nation will never initiate or support any attempt to legalise homosexuality in Ghana. As a government, we will abide by the principles enshrined in our constitution. Let me also say that while we acknowledge all the financial assistance and all the aid that’s given us by our development partners, we will not accept any aid with strings attach if that aid will not inure to our interest,” he added.

By Emmanuel K. Dogbevi

  1. Rubaba says

    I am impressed

  2. Enter your name... says

    what on earth is this ??

  3. George Oduch says

    Well done Mr. President for telling Prime Minister David Cameroon the truth. I pray that let the African Presidents see this example and speak for their children and people instead of speaking for the interests of homosexuals who have bribed most western leaders through election cash to put pressure on African Government to betray the will of their own people. Let the media in Africa also take a lesson from Presidents Mills answer to speak the truth on behalf of her people instead of the traitor it has always played by allowing to be controlled from the western world by promoting homosexuality and hiding its horrors. The media in Africa should not hide the destructive effect of homosexuality and the lies used to propagate it. Homosexuals are interested in perverting children and youths. African leaders and lawmakers should not make the same mistake the African Chiefs made. They sold off young men and women for beads, clothes, gun powder etc. History should not be allowed to repeat itself. We cannot sell our children for Money. If we do we shall sink together with the western world. No civilization has survived the corruption of homosexuality. The Greek and the Roman civilizations all crumbled under the weight of its sins due to the evil of homosexuality. When people begin to parade homosexuality shamelessly, it is a sign that their destruction is very near. Africa should say No! to cultural imperialism.

  4. Kwedzo obed says

    Mr. Cameron probabily thinks one of the sure ways to slow down the rate of population growth is by homosexuality. I would’nt be astonished if Ghana should eventually give in, I just hope Mr. Comeron knows the risks

  5. Anonymous says

    I salute you Mr. President for taking a firm stand on this issue.Britain will always remain britain and Ghana always remains Ghana! We will not copy blindly. Very impressive indeed. God bless our homeland Ghana.

  6. latifa says

    thant you

  7. Maurice Suwa says

    Well said, Mr Mills! Who does Cameron think he is? God? Sovereign nations are independent, and Cameron should keep his purse zipped, if that pleases him. We don’t want aids along with AIDS!

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