Peace Watch Ghana kicks against acceptance of homosexuality in Ghana

Executive Director of Peace Watch Ghana, Diana Yonkopa Daniels, has frowned on the accaeptance of gay rights in Ghana, calling on the government to ban such practices in the country.

The Gospel advocacy group believes God will deal with any leader who accepts  Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) rights in Ghana.

Ghana is one of 32 countries in Africa that strictly abhors the legalisation of same-sex relations, but the European Union (EU) recently confirmed it participated in the opening of the group, LGBT+ Rights Ghana, on January 31, 2021, and supported its fundraiser to officially introduce and promote its office and community space in the country.

The event was attended by the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency Gregory Andrews; the Danish Ambassador, His Excellency Tom Nørring and some delegates from the EU.

Some EU  representatives at the event to launch the LGBT group in the country.

The development has infuriated most Ghanaians, who have called on the government to ban the operations of the LGBT+ Rights Ghana group before it destroys the moral fibre of the country.

Yonkopa Daniels has expressed a similar concern, saying the EU cannot set such a “bad pace” for Ghanaians to follow.

“The EU cannot set laws for us and tell us to follow,” Madam Daniels told Dwaboase host Kwame Minkah Thursday morning and argued that gayism and lesbianism was unlawfully and  immoral.

She went ahead to admonish that every leader should speak up and should they accept the community, they would face the devastating consequences of it some of which will be a surge in sexually transmitted infections (STIs) such as HIV/AIDS.

Madam Daniels also urged the religious bodies in the country to come together and condemn the development urgently and caution the government over such rights.

But during her vetting, Sara Adwoa Safo, Minister-designate for Gender said the governmet was not ready to integrate such groups into the society.

“The issue of LGBTQI is an issue that when mentioned creates some controversy but what I want to say is that our laws are clear on such practices. It makes it criminal,” she said.

Madam Safo continues, “On the issue of its criminality, it is non-negotiable on the issue of cultural acceptance and norms too. These practices are also frowned upon.”


By Hillary Yankson|

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