Government appears to have yielded to the demands of a section of Ghanaians not to allow Pan Africa International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association hold its 5th Regional Conference in Ghana.
Tireless anti-gay rights campaigner Lawyer Moses Foh-Amoaning had earlier stated that it would be over his dead body for such an event to take place in Ghana.
“It is illegal in Ghana. How can you have such a conference here in Ghana? It will not happen, trust me. In 2001 they said it will happen but did it happen? Even in those days, we were not organised. What makes you think now that we are organised, they can have it done when you know that the law prohibits it? You cannot promote it,” Mr Amoaning stressed.
He added that no matter who is backing the group to hold the conference in the country, the conference will not take place.
“We want to know their collaborators here in Ghana. There are some in the media involved in it and have been paid to talk. There are some politicians who are also backing them, some close to power and others in opposition… But to say that they are going to hold a conference, it will not happen.” He promised.
Reacting to the development, Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection, Cynthia Mamle Morrison is reported to have said “As we speak today a lot of international conferences have been cancelled. We should have been at the UN General Assembly which starts today but it has been cancelled. All international engagements and conferences have also been cancelled.
“I am a Christian likewise the President. The president has said no to the gay conference. Gay conference has nothing to do with the Ministry, it has nothing to do with the government,” she added.