Ghana’s speaker vows ‘to resign if MPs introduce gay bill’

Ghana_s Speaker of Parliament Aaron Mike Oquaye
Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament Aaron Mike Oquaye

Ghana’s Speaker of Parliament Aaron Mike Oquaye says he will resign if lawmakers introduce a bill to legalise homosexuality in the country.

“If anybody should bring such a thing to parliament and I have to preside over that I will rather resign than subscribe to this delusion,” Mr Oquaye told Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana, a current affairs programme.

There are currently no plans to introduce such a bill but gay activists having been asking MPs to consider it.

UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, recently urged Commonwealth nations including Ghana to overhaul “outdated” anti-gay laws and said the UK “deeply regrets” its role in the legacy of violence and discrimination.