News In: Akufo-Addo has ordered for LGBTQ office to be closed

The Executive Secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Moses Foh-Amoaning, has revealed on Joy FM that President Akufo-Addo had ordered for the closure of the LGBTQ office recently opened in Accra.

Speaking on a Christian program on Joy FM, Foh Amoaning stated that Nana Addo already rejects homosexuality in Ghana and that his position was made clear through the minister-designate for Children and social protection, Adwoa Sarfo.

“President Akufo-Addo has directed the closure of LGBTQIA offices in Accra, plain and simple,” Foh Amoaning stated.

Meanwhile, Director of LGBTQI+ Rights in Ghana, Alex Kofi Donkor, has asked Ghanaians to look at issues relating to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI), as human right issues.

He told TV3’s Miriam Osei Agyemang on the Mid day news on Friday February 19 that persons who are identified as LGBTQI are verbally and physically attacked in the country.

This, he said, must stop because they have fundamental human rights that must be respected and protected by the society.

Explaining the reasons behind the setup of an LGBTQI office in Ghana, he said “We created an office space where we talk about issues which affect us as community and ways in which we can resolve the issues.

“Let me quickly say in this country a lot of times we do experience a lot of violence and abuse that are perpetuated towards people who are identified as LGBTQI or people who are perceived as LGBTQI persons.

“When these violence are perpetuated against such people it goes unattended to, people do that with impunity.”

Source: Nana Kwame/ Smartandstuck.com

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