The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights of Ghana have urged its members not to panic after the police closed down their office recently on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
The LGBT group in a Facebook post appealed to human rights organisation and allies to come to their aid.
The group said: “While this unfortunate incident has happened, we wish to encourage all our members, and queer Ghanaians to stay calm. Do not panic.
“We anticipated this. We will triumph.
“The police may have raided our office, and closed it down but the real office is in our hearts, and minds.”
The new office located at Ashongman in Accra was closed after the landlord of the building and the Kwabenya Traditional Council stormed the apartment of the organization.
Narrating the story to Accra-based Joy FM, the landlord said he received a text message from an undisclosed source that the house is being used for LGBTQ activities.
“When I asked for evidence he sent me pictures of an event that was held in this house so I called the agent and I asked him who rented the house because they have been here for just two months.
“I asked him if he was aware an event of this nature took place here? He said ‘Oh Doc, nothing really it was just a party and fundraiser event we were having and it is all over social media.”
The Kwabenya Traditional Council also condemned LGBTQI activities within its catchment area and it comes after the European Union was accused of supporting and sponsoring the activities of LBGT rights in Ghana despite opposition from some Christian and other religious organizations in the country.