Ghanaian Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Morrison has said that the government of Ghana will not allow Gay Community Conference to happen in the county. The minister disclosed that Ghanaian President Akufo-Addo had rejected the request by the community.
In her statement:
“It is a no, government won’t allow it to happen in Ghana. As we speak today a lot of international conferences have been cancelled. We should have been at the UN General Assembly which starts today but it has been cancelled. All international engagements and conferences have also been cancelled. 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.”
This comes after the Pan African International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (LGTI) had indicated that it would have its regional conference in Accra Ghana this year between 27th – 31 July. After the announcement, there was displeasure in Ghana with most citizens asking the government to ban the meeting.