"I have said this before, let me in conclusion stress again, that it will not be under the presidency of Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that same sex marriage will be legal, that same sex marriage will be legalized in Ghana, it will never happen in my time as President.”
"Let me repeat, it will never happen in my time as President," President Akufo-Addo stressed.
A fundraiser was organized by LGBTQI+ Rights Ghana to formally introduce and encourage its office and community space.
When it was revealed that a similar office had been established in Ghana, the EU office in Ghana reaffirmed its support for similar organizations.
"A couple of weeks ago the EU in Ghana participated in the opening of the new community space of the @LGBTRightsGhana. Equality, tolerance and respect for each other are core values of the EU. The EU supports civil society organisations promoting #LGBTIQ rights 🇪🇺🏳️🌈. #EU4LGBT".
Say no to homosexuality - Christian, Muslims clergy declare
Opposition against moves by the LGBTQI community to establish a strong presence in Ghana gained a strong ground this week.
Join the chorus to oppose the move was the clergy, teacher unions and traditional leaders, all of whom posted strong positions against the notion that homosexuality is a rights issue.
Consequently, they urged the state to resist every attempt by the LGBTQI community to operate.
The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG), the Muslim Party, the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), and the Alliance for Christian Advocacy Africa were the religious organizations, while the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT) and the Coalition of Concerned Teachers-Ghana (CCT-Gh) were the teacher organizations, and the Dormaahene, Osagyefo Oseadeeyo Agyemang was the traditional chief.
He insisted that because Ghana had not signed any international treaties authorizing the promotion of LGBTQI activities in the country, any attempt by anyone to promote the group's activities was illegal.
On the contrary, international laws such as the United Nations Treaty on Economic, Cultural, Social, and Political Rights, which Ghana had ratified, preserved Ghana's sovereignty to defend its cultural values, according to Mr Foh-Amoaning.
The police, with the assistance of the property owner, shut down the LGBTQI group's office on Wednesday (February 24, 2021).
The owner of the five-bedroom apartment in Ashongman Estate where the group was staying said the group never told him they wanted to use it to support LGBTQI activities in Ghana, prompting him to terminate the tenancy agreement and refund their money.