The Greater Accra Regional Police Command has put a halt on a planned demonstration in the capital city against the gay rights movement in Ghana.
According to the Police, the extenuating circumstance is the COVID-19 pandemic.
The demonstration against Lesbians, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI) movement had been planned by journalists.
Deputy regional commander EA Sakyi, in a letter, directed the organizers to suspend the planned demonstration until the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
“The Accra Regional police command acknowledges receipts of your letter dated 22/02/2021 on the above subject matter
“The command wishes to inform you that due to the restrictions imposed under Executive instrument, 395 in order to contain the spread of COVID-19, you are kindly requested to suspend your intended demonstration until the restrictions are lifted.”
The would-be demonstration was coming in the wake of public uproar in connection to an alleged opening of an LGBTQI office in Ashongman in Accra.
The Catholic Bishops Conference and the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, have since called for a closure of the office.
Also, the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values has called on Parliament to pass a law against gay rights in Ghana.
However, a Ghanaian journalist, Ignatius Annor, has asked for existing laws against unnatural carnal knowledge to be abolished so gays can live freely in the country.
Mr. Annor, who is domiciled abroad has revealed he is gay himself.