Ghana is set to make history howbeit controversially, when President Akufo-Addo once again makes a statement of acceptance of GAY rights in Ghana as he opens Africa's first ever Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex conference to be held in Accra. No less a person than the President himself is the Special guest of honour for the occasion.
Speaking to a member of the organizing committee for the conference who wishes to remain anonymous, it came to light that President Akufo-Addo at a point lobbied for the conference to be brought to Ghana with the aim of opening up Ghana to other economic potentials that will propel the nation's development growth.
Our source recounted to this reporter how in a meeting with President Akufo-Addo, he said "my administration is determined to bring a new image of positive international recognition to Ghana, the first country south of the Sahara to gain independence" adding that "Ghana is ready and willing to host this conference" The president, according to our source then promised to be there on the 27th of July to officially open the Conference.
President Akufo-Addo, since assuming office on January 7th, 2017 has been a strong advocate for the acceptance of homosexuality into the body culture of Ghana. During an interview shown on Al Jazeera in 2018, he made the point that Homosexuality in Ghana was bound to happen and has since tried to put in place measures to make it acceptable in Ghana.
In September 2019 the ministry of education attempted to introduce a new educational curriculum which was to teach students from pre school level to accept the different sexual orientations, a move that generated huge public outcry forcing government to temporarily shelve the curriculum which has resulted in schools not having textbooks for over 5 months now.
So far a lot of Ghanaians have been kicking against the impending conference and are calling on government not to allow it in Ghana. The question that begs for answer is whether President Akufu-Addo will listen.