Accra, 13 March, 2020 / 5:50 pm (ACI Africa).
Days after Religious leaders in Ghana raised concerns over a Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Trans and Intersex Association meeting that was planned to be held in the West African country in July this year, a section of government leaders in the country have said that the meeting will not happen.
“It is a no, the government won’t allow it to happen in Ghana,” the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection in the country, Cynthia Mamle Morrison was quoted saying by local media.
“I am a Christian, likewise the President. The president has said no to the gay conference. Gay conference has nothing to do with the Ministry, it has nothing to do with the government,” stated the Ghanaian Minister.
Organized under the theme, “Sankofa: looking back to our roots - reclaiming our rights,” the 5th edition of the Pan African conference that had been scheduled to take place from July 27 to 31 in Ghana’s capital, Accra was not well received in the country, with citizens and religious leaders speaking against it.
“We have heard about the “sankofa” of the lesbians and gays who are planning to have their meeting here in our country, Ghana. Why Ghana!” Archbishop John Bonaventure Kwofie of Accra lamented about the conference during the First anniversary of his Installation Sunday, March 1.