- A British singer has composed a song to get President Akufo-Addo to change his stance on same-sex marriage
- Boy George, a known gay activist spoke about the song on a British Television show
- In February 2021, President Akufo-Addo stated that same-sex marriage won't be legalised as long as he is president of Ghana
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Boy George, an English singer and a known gay activist has composed a song with the intention to convince President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to change his stance about same-sex marriage.
In February 2021, the President placed emphasis on his decision not to legalise same-sex marriage whilst speaking at the installation and enthronement program of the Anglican Archbishop at Mampong.
George hopes that the new song will soften the president's heart.
"Well, there’s still work to be done and I have worked on this on Ghana because there’s a lot of persecution of LBGQ+ people in Ghana so I have done a song where I am singing to the president and I have used his name Nana Akufo-Addo in the song,” said the singer during an interview on the Jonathan Ross Show.
On February 24, 2021, a video emerged of police officers of the Ghana Police Service closing down the office operated by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, and Queer Individuals (LGBTQI) in Kwabenya.
According to a 3news report, the landlord had said the occupants were no longer using the office for the original purpose of which originally they rented it for.
This comes after the Director of LGBTQI+ Rights in Ghana, Alex Kofi Donkor, asked Ghanaians to look at issues relating to LGBTQI, as human rights issues.
YEN.com.gh also reported that the National Security raided the administrative office of LGBT+ Rights Ghana in Tesano in Accra to shut down the office which was opened in February 2021.
In a post on social media, LGBT+ Rights Ghana disclosed its members no longer have access to a safe space as their lives are being threatened.
''This morning, our office was raided by National Security. A few days ago, traditional leaders threatened to burn down our office but the police did not help. At this moment, we no longer have access to our safe space and our safety is being threatened."
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Source: Yen Newspaper