Member of Parliament for Dome Kwabenya and minister-designated for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Lawyer Sarah Adwoa Safo has kicked against the practice of lésbianism, g@yism, bisexual and transgender in the country.
According to Hon. Adwoa Safo, the practice of LGBTQI should not be entertained in Ghana because the laws of the country are against it.
Speaking to the Appointment Committee in charge of vetting of Ministers, she said;
”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”.
Hon. Adwoa Safo added that, our cultural values and norms are against the practice of the act.
”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”, Sarah added.
The LGBTQI community recently opened their office in Tesano, a suburb of Accra.