Declare Australian High Commissioner & Danish Ambassador Persona Non-Grata – Ghana Journalists Against LGBTQ
The Ghana Journalists against LGBTQ have called on all Ghanaians to join a mass demonstration against its legalization in the country
Journalists Against Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) of Ghana has mounted pressure on the government to declare two diplomats as Persona Non-Grataas a result of their involvement in funding the community space of the Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) group.
According to the group which operates under the umbrella body of Ghana Journalists Association, the two Diplomats, the Australian High Commissioner, His Excellency, Andrew Barnes, and the Danish Ambassador, His Excellency, Tom Norring were the founding members of the LGBTQ group who hosted them as fundraisers on January 31, 2021.
"As a result of their actions, we (Journalists' Against the LGBTQ group + Ghana) is drawing the attention of the government to declare that the presence of the diplomats in the country was unfit and therefore their actions did not consider the highly kept morals and preserved culture and traditions of our dear country," the group in a statement noted.
The statement which was copied to Soireenews.com in Accra and signed by the Convener of the group, Isaac Boamah-Darko said that "we also want to clear the air that a story circulating that President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo has directed the closure of the LGBTQ office is totally false and mere charade.
The group in the statement said its checks with the security agencies reveal that they do not know the location of the LGBTQ office but we know the office is located within the precincts of the Australian Ambassador's official residence.
The Ghana Journalists against LGBTQ have called on all Ghanaians to join a mass demonstration against its legalization in the country.
"We will start the demonstration at Obra Spot, Kwame Nkrumah Circle Interchange on Wednesday, 24th February 2021 from 6 am to 12noon marching through various places in the national capital until we get to the seat of government, Jubilee House to present our petition," the statement stressed.
Freeman Koryekpor Awlesu