The Minister-designate of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo, has said that there’s no place for Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) in Ghana.
She made her stance known in front of Parliament’s Appointments Committee for vetting on 17 February 2021.
The Member of Parliament for the Dome-Kwabenya constituency stated that the controversial issue of LGBTQI is unlawful and has no place in Ghana’s cultural setting.
“Mr Chair, the issue of LGBT is an issue that when mentioned, it creates some controversy but what I want to say is that our laws are clear on such practice. It makes it criminal. Section 104 of the Criminal Code prohibits one from having unnatural carnal knowledge with another person. So, on the issue of its criminality, it is non-negotiable”.
“On the issue of our cultural acceptance and norms, these practices are also frowned upon. So, for me, these are two distinct clarities on the matter and that is what I strongly stand for,” she explained.