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Professor Kobby Mensah questions Bawumia’s timing to speak on LGBTQ+ issue

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FRI, 12 APR 2024 LISTEN
Professor Kobby Mensah

A Political Marketing Strategist at the University of Ghana Business School (UGBS), Professor Kobby Mensah has raised concern about the timing of Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s stands on LGBTQ+.

The Vice President speaking at the Kumasi Central Mosque on Thursday, April 11, broke his silence on LGBTQ+, stressing that he does not support its practice.

“First of all, it is important to note that our cultural and societal norms and values as Ghanaians frown on the practice of homosexuality. Furthermore, as Muslim, my view on this matter aligns with the position of my religious faith. The Holy Quran is replete with verses frowning on LGBTQ acts, including same-sex marriages. My faith is therefore very strictly against the practice of homosexuality, no "ifs" or "buts". No shades of grey.

“Therefore, I personally cannot support that which my religion, and indeed, all the major religions in Ghana as well as our societal norms and values, clearly and unequivocally forbid,” Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia stressed.

Speaking to Joy News today, Professor Kobby Mensah said the Vice President should have spoken on the issue a long time ago.

According to him, the timing made the statements by the Vice President lose relevance.

"Bawumia should have spoken about this issue long ago. He should have spoken when everybody’s mind was on this. Currently, his has been buried in the festivities and has been buried in the notion that of course, he has actually spoken about it as the issue is no longer at the front burner of the conversation.

"People have moved on. So his position has been buried and most people have the idea he hasn’t spoken about it. I wonder how many people will really get to know that he has spoken about it," Professor Kobby Mensah said.

Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo
Eric Nana Yaw Kwafo

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