A group identifying itself as the Journalists Against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transgender and Queer Intersex (LGBTQI+) have disclosed their intention to demonstrate against the opening of an LGBTQI+ office in the country.
According to the group, this move of the LGBTQI+ would disturb the peace of mind of citizens among others.
In a letter addressed to the Accra Regional Police Commander and sighted by TopStories, leader of the Journalists Against LGBTQI+ requested protection from the police prior to their demonstration scheduled for Wednesday, February 24, 2020.
“We respectfully write to notified and solicit for police protection ahead of our intended demonstration to vent our spleen on the recent opening of the community space of LGBTQI+ group in Accra. The LGBTQI would vehemently disturb our preserved morals and religious beliefs that frown upon their ideals,” part of the letter reads.
The letter stated that the Journalists Against LGBTQI+ Ghana are embarking on the demonstration to drive home its manger and also petition President Nana Akufo-Addo to declare the LGBTQI+ office “illegal and immoral”.
Meanwhile, TopStories gathered that, in his response, the Deputy Accra Regional Director of Police, Emmanuel Afriyie Sakyi, directed the Journalists Against LGBTQI+ Ghana to suspend its planned demonstration until further notice.