Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender group raises $37,113 to acquire new office in Ghana

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights of Ghana has raised funds online to acquire new office space in Accra.

The group set a $100, 000 target when the Ghana Police Service closed down the recently opened office space on February 24, 2021.

The LGBT group on its Twitter page said it had currently raised an amount of $37, 000.

The office of the group located at Ashongman in Accra was closed down after the landlord of the building and the Kwabenya Traditional Council stormed the apartment of the organization on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, and locked up the facility.

According to the owner of the property, Dr. Asenso Gyambi, he was unhappy with the answers given to him by the tenant who rented the house.

He said one Alex Kofi Donkor, who doubles as the Director of LGBTQI rented the place under the pretext of using it as an office for a health NGO.

Narrating the story to Accra-based Joy FM, the landlord said he received a text message from an undisclosed source that the house is being used for LGBTQ activities.

“When I asked for evidence he sent me pictures of an event that was held in this house so I called the agent and I asked him who rented the house because they have been here for just two months.

“I asked him if he was aware an event of this nature took place here? He said ‘Oh Doc, nothing really it was just a party and fundraiser event we were having and it is all over social media.”

The Kwabenya Traditional Council also condemned LGBTQI activities within its catchment area and it comes after the European Union was accused of supporting and sponsoring the activities of LBGT rights in Ghana despite opposition from some Christian and other religious organizations in the country.

Source: Pulse Ghana

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