The President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has finally brought a close to discussions on legalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) in the country.
The statement comes in the wake of renewed conversation over LGBT rights in the country following the opening of an office by the community.
Several religious leaders and anti-homosexuality groups have called on the President to comment on the matter.
Speaking at the investiture of the 2nd Archbishop of the Anglican Church of Ghana at Asante Mampong in the Ashanti region Saturday, the President said his government will not legalise the activities of the LGBT community.
“I have said this before and let me stress it again that It will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same-sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana, it will never happen in my time as President,” he said.
Meanwhile, the LGBT Community in Ghana says the safety of its members is being threatened after officials of the National Security raided their office Wednesday afternoon.
In a Facebook post, the Community said some traditional leaders have threatened to burn down their office.
“This morning, our office was raided by National Security. A few days ago, traditional leaders threatened to burn down our office but the police did not help. At this moment, we no longer have access to our safe space and our safety is being threatened,” the Facebook post stated.
The post called on human rights organizations to rally to their defense.
“We call on all human rights organizations, and allies to speak out against this attack”.