The president of Ghana, John Atta Mills has refused to support any reforms which legalise homosexuality in Ghana days after UK Prime Minister David Cameron said that aid to Commonwealth countries would depend on their human rights.
John Atta Mills, president of Ghana said: “I, as president of this nation, will never initiate or support any attempts to legalise homosexuality in Ghana,”
“Cameron does not have the right to direct other sovereign nations as to what they should do especially where their societal norms and ideal are different from those that exist in Britain.”
There was a recommendation at the Commonwealth leaders summit that called for an end to homophobic laws. The Prime Minister raised issues about gay rights and monetary aid urging countries to change their laws.
Britain is one of the major aid donors to the former British colony of Ghana.
John Atta Mills said: “We recognise the assistance we receive from donors but we will not accept aid coming with strings attached.”