Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Godfred Dame, has made it clear that he’s seriously anti-gay and finds the practice abominable.
Dame made the claim during an interview with Paul Adom-Otchere on the Good Evening Ghana.
The Attorney General said his objection is on religious, moral and cultural grounds.
“I am seriously anti-gay, that’s a point. 100%. I had the opportunity to express it in a programme that I did in 2006,” he told Paul Adom-Otchere on the January 17 edition of Good Evening Ghana programme.
“I think that it is abominable, that is my view, Christian, moral, cultural, however you want to term it,” he added.
Asked how he would handle a relation who subscribes to the ideology, he responded: “I will actually make a conscious effort to rid the person of such a situation.”
The Attorney General is due to appear before the parliamentary committee sitting publicly to receive views on the bill.
Dame made news last year when he delivered his opinion on the bill as constructed and declared it unconstitutional.
In an 18-page opinion addressed to the Chairman of Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs, Dame said the bill infringes on fundamental human rights such as the right to freedom of expression, thought and conscience and freedom from discrimination.
“Parts of the Bill in its present form violate some fundamental rights and freedoms enshrined in the Constitution, including the right to freedom of expression, thought and conscience and freedom from discrimination. Other provisions of the Bill, however, pass the test of constitutionality,” Dame said.
“Thus, unnatural carnal knowledge of a person of at least 16 years with the consent of that person and unnatural carnal knowledge of an animal is already criminalised by Act 29 as a misdemeanour. The Bill, however, seeks to categorise the offence as a second-degree felony, making it inconsistent with the Criminal and Other Offences (Procedure) Act, 1960 (Act 30), which classifies offences in Ghana generally and their correlative punishments.” he wrote.