The Ghana Police Service has stopped a planned demonstration against homosexuals by a group calling itself Journalists Against LGBTQI+ Ghana.
The group had written earlier to the Police to for permission to stage a demonstration in the country’s capital to drum home the need not to legalize homosexuality in Ghana.
But the Police, in a reply, indicated that the demonstration cannot take place considering the fact that there are restrictions on public gathering to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The planned demonstration was triggered by the ragging debate on whether Ghana should legalize LGBTQI rights in the country or not.
Advocates for gay rights secured an office in Accra recently, and had support from some diplomatic missions in Ghana, giving them a boost to insist on their right to free practice their sexual preference.
Various pressure groups, including the clergy have condemned the opening of the LGBTQI office and the support they got from the European Union, Australian High Commission an Danish Embassy in Ghana.
The clergy, for instance, want government to arrest and prosecute those behind the opening of the office and for the members of the diplomatic corps who joined them to be invited and question why they are working against Ghana’s sovereignty.
Meanwhile, the national security had closed down the LGBTQI office on the orders of President Akufo-Addo and a government official has said that the president “will never legalize homosexuality in Ghana”.
Lead campaigner against LGBTQI, Moses Foh-Amoaning had for instance noted that the West has laws against polygamy, which is accepted in most African countries, and yet the West wants to impose their imperialist same sex marriage culture on Africa.
The group of journalists had sought to hold a demonstration to register their disgust against attempts to impose imperialist culture on African countries.
But the police insists that the demonstration could lead to the spread of Covid-19 so it cannot come on.