Former National Youth Organizer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), James Kwabena Bomfeh, has urged President Mills to be bold for once and call the bluff of UK’s Prime Minister, David Cameron, following his threat that the UK will withhold aid to countries which fail to respect the rights of gays, saying Ghana cannot turn its values upside down “just for some pittance that some so-called developed country will give us”.
He has therefore challenged President Mills to follow his Christian ethics and “be bold and put David Cameron in his place”, stressing that he (Cameron) has no right to dictate to Ghanaians how the country should be governed. To him, despite the monetary support given to the country by the UK, it still gives them no right to interfere in how we run our affairs.
“We are a sovereign state so they can’t dictate what we should do…they can keep their money. I challenge President Mills, who is a self-claimed ardent Christian to, for the first time be bold and tell Cameron we don’t do that in our country especially since it does not conform to his Christian values,” he urged.
David Cameron, in a recent interview with BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show, threatened to withhold UK aid from countries including Ghana that do not reform legislation banning homosexuality, adding that nations receiving UK aid should “adhere to proper human rights.” His remark has ruffled many nerves with some outrightly condemning and describing it as “satanic”.
Contributing to discussions on PeaceFM’s “Kokrokoo”, Kabila, as the former CPP National Youth Organiser is affectionately called, made nonsense of the threat and charged that the UK can keep their aid if they so wish. He added that Ghana must stand up and uphold its values and not allow other countries to force us to acquiesce to or bow to their demands.
“As South African Statesman Paul Kruger once said, this is my country and these are my laws, those who will not obey them should leave my country, so if giving in to homosexuality is the only condition for the UK to give us aid, they can as well keep it,” Kabila said.
Source Peace Fm Ghana