February 17, 2021

Minister-designate for Gender, Children and Social Protection, Sarah Adwoa Safo has pointed out that Ghana’s criminal code and culture prohibits activities of gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT).

“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.

She made this remarks on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 when she took her turn at the Appointment Committee, and Member of Parliament for Bawku Central Mahama Ayariga posed a question on the LGBT which is building up in recent times in the Country with some foreign support.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/Ghanamps.com