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An academic and Dean of Students of the Dominion University, Dr Justice Appiah-Kubi, has attributed the rise in homosexuality in Ghana to poverty.

According to him, about 97 out of every 100 homosexuals he had interacted with had told him that they started the practice because of poverty.

He did not indicate the number of homosexuals he had dealt with but said almost on a regular basis, he had been interacting with some of them.

“Poverty is the main cause of homosexuality in Ghana. Sometimes I cry when they (homosexuals) ask me what they will do next after they stop the act,” he said.

In an interview with Graphic Online last Thursday, Dr Appiah-Kubi, who is also a reverend minister, said the homosexuals, who were mainly the youth, were exploited by powerful and influential men in the country.

Homosexuality has become a thorny issue in Ghana.

Some churches and other interest groups have spoken against the legalisation of the practice and vowed to resist all attempts from any quarter to make it lawful.

In May this year, the Speaker of Parliament, Professor Aaron Mike Oquaye, served notice that he would resign over any amendments aimed at decriminalising gayism or lesbianism.
Source: Graphic.com

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