National Security Personnel Take Over LGBTQI+ Office In Accra

Reports emanating from the supposed office space acquired by persons believed to be championing the LGBTQI+ agenda suggest that the newly acquired office in Accra has been taken over by personnel of the National Security Operatives.

The action, which took place this earlier morning, comes after massive calls from various groups and the majority of the Ghanaian public, who called for the immediate closure of the office space describing the activities of LGBTQI+ people as inhumane, degrading, and unconstitutional.

Taking to their Twitter handle to lament over the closure of their newly acquired office space, the LGBTQI+ community bemoaned the neglect they are dealing with from the security agencies in the country.

According to them, several groups have threatened to deal with them in several ways, but they have not received any form of support or protection from the Police.

The tweet read, “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. We call on all human rights organizations, and allies to speak out against these attacks and hate crimes we are being subjected to.”

Reacting to the closure of the office, Alex Kofi Donkor, the leader of the same s3x relations right group has explained that the closure of the officer was in the best interest of himself and his colleagues.

He said that the main consideration for the closure is to ensure the safety of people who sought shelter and other support services there.’

He pointed that the ‘anti-gay rhetoric was ‘scary’ and he could not afford to risk the safety of the many people who sought refuge in the center.

The facility offers paralegal services counseling and training through workshops. He dismissed local media reports that police had shut down the center on the orders of Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, adding that he had not received any communication from authorities directing its closure.

 

 

By: Edwin Abanga

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