Saturday , March 6 2021

LGBT Office Cannot be Closed- lawyer Joyce Opoku

Ghana has witnessed the opening of a Gay, Lesbians, etc. rights group opening up an office, an entire house complex as its administrative office, the first of its kind in the entire sub region! Calls are ripe for its closure.

So far, the likes of Lawyer Foh Amoaning, Hon. Samuel George Nettey, the Catholic Bishops Conference, are the leading voices calling for their immediate shut down, but it has fallen on deaf ears, nearing the third week, since it opened!

A Human Rights lawyer Joyce Opoku Boateng had however argued that, will be illegal to invade and close down the office of LGBT people in Accra. She was speaking to Morning Starr’s Lantam Papanko. The Human Rights lawyer had said the LGBT people have rights that must be respected.

“I don’t think it will be right for anyone to invade their office and attack them because they have not met to engage in any sexual activities. Every human being when you’re born has a fundamental right that no one can take away from you. But we have our norms and culture that frown upon certain things,” she said.

However, our checks on the lady has revealed that, she is a leading member of this government and is serving as the Deputy Chief Executive (DCE) officer of Middle Belt Development Authority, a position she was appointed to by the President, Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo. She describes herself indeed as a Lawyer and Human Rights Activist on her said official page Joyce Opoku-Boateng.

Her appointment was done in 13th April, 2018 in a much publicized press release still on the presidency website:

The Middle Belt Development Authority is mandated to primarily provide a framework for the accelerated economic and social development of the Middle Belt Zone currently comprising of the Ashanti, Eastern, Bono, Bono East, and Ahafo Regions.

On her Official Facebook page also, several pictures of her, actively engaging in party politics and seen in the company of top NPP and governmental officials like President Nana Addo, Vice Pres. Bawumia and many others is convincing proof that, she is highly connected in Ghana’s politics.

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