- The IGP has cautioned the public to desist from attacking people suspected to be involved in LGBT activities
- According to him, the laws on LGBTQs remains the same and the police service would investigate and prosecute offenders of the law
- The IGP also urged his officers to be circumspect in handling cases that involve such groups
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Since the news of the LGBTQI community's activism came up, it has brought about a lot of homophobic comments directed at those who are practicing the activities.
Some Ghanaians have gone as far as threatening to beat up and even cause harm to those who identify as such.
Their comments towards these group of people comes to support their argument that the laws of the country does not support such group of people.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has however, cautioned the public to desist from attacking people suspected to be involved in LGBT activities.
Oppong-Boanuh said once the laws on LGBTQs remains the same, the Ghana police service would investigate and prosecute offenders of the law.
“...we should not take the laws into our hands. Whatever, may happen, we should leave the security agencies to use the applicable laws to deal with the situation,” he stated.
The IGP also urged his officers to be circumspect in handling cases that involve such groups.
He also appealed to the public to be generous with information to the police to enable them to take the appropriate actions within the limits of the law.
In other news, a former Director-General of the Ghana Education Service (GES), Charles Aheto-Tsegah is calling for LGBTQI to be added to the curriculum and taught in schools.
According to him, if it is taught in schools, it will help the children know more about the LGBTQI practices to keep them better informed.
"The comprehensive sexuality education came up...designed to address lack of knowledge that children had on this emerging social issues so that they would be informed to make a good decision,” the former Director-General of GES said.
This Mr Tsegah said will help the children make informed decisions in the near future.
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