Dr Justice Appiah-Kubi who is Dean of Students of the Dominion University, says poverty is a major factor for the rise in homosexuality.
Appiah-Kubi said about 97 out of every 100 homosexuals he had interacted with had told him that they started the practice because of poverty.
“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.
Dr Appiah-Kubi, who is also a reverend minister, said in an interview with Graphic Online the homosexuals, who were mainly the youth, were exploited by powerful and influential men in the country.
Homosexuality has become a delicate issue of concern in Ghana.
Some religious bodies and interest groups have voiced their displeasure 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.