“I think the issue of same-sex marriage should not even be a topic for Ghanaians to discuss simply because it is not part of our tradition; this is a taboo and it’s against our traditions as far as Ghanaian tradition is concerned.
Nene Okukurubuor Agyemang V made the call in an interview with Joy News on Monday to declare his stand against homosexual acts as someone with traditional authority.
The US Supreme Court recently legalized same-sex marriage in all states, which has attracted varied reactions.
Following the move, there are fears America being a major donor to several developing countries could breathe on their necks to legalize same-sex marriage.
This has also pushed the Christian Council of Ghana to call on President John Mahama to publicly state Ghana’s position on same-sex marriage as his predecessor the late President Atta Mills did.
Nene Kwesi Okukurubuor Agyemang V posited that any traditional ruler who supports the legalization of homosexuality or lesbianism is not qualified to be a leader.
“If people don’t marry to give birth, how can the population grow?’ Biblically, it is wrong because God does not approve of it, therefore as a leader, we must guard against it. I don’t think any leader deserves to be qualified as a leader if he or she supports such a barbaric act which God frowns upon,” he stressed.
Nene Agyemang has therefore called on all traditional rulers, clergies and various institutional heads as well as President John Dramani Mahama to make their voice heard on this contentious issue.