The Christian Council of Ghana has challenged President John Mahama to publicly state Ghana’s position on same sex marriage.

According to the Council it is important that President Mahama speaks to the issue now, since his forerunner – the late President John Atta Mills unequivocally stated the country’s opposition to same sex marriage.

The Christian Council’s call follows the United States legalizing same sex marriages, a move which has sparked arguments in several countries around the world.

General Secretary of the Council, Rev. Dr. Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong, noted that government making a clear position on this contentious issue will allay the fears of some Ghanians who are worried by the recent developments.

He added that Ghanians must strongly resist the temptation and pressure from any country to legalise same sex marriage in the country.

“We all know the influence of America in Ghana’s affairs especially the budgetary support that we receive annually, inspite of all these support President Mills made his position clear to the whole world, we want to hear from President Mahama too, as to whether what President Mills said still stands as the country’s policy statement”