The President of Ghana has vowed to continue persecuting gays -
just days after UK Prime Minister David Cameron said financial aid
would depend on them implementing ethical human rights.
The comments, by John Atta Mills, were in direct retaliation to
Cameron's address at the Commonwealth leaders' annual summit in
Australia, last week.
"I, as president of this nation, will never initiate or support
any attempts to legalise homosexuality in Ghana," Atta Mills told
"Cameron does not have the right to direct other sovereign
nations as to what they should do especially where their societal
norms and ideals are different from those that exist in
He added: "We recognise the assistance we receive from donors
but we will not accept aid coming with strings attached," he