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Ghanaians more worried about Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTs)

Ghanaians more worried about Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTs)

A large number of Ghanaians are worried about the perceived negative consequences of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTs) activities than they are about issues of armed robbery, youth unemployment, rape or defilement and poor health care in the country.

A research conducted by the African center for International law and accountability also indicates that Ghanaians care less about issues of high cost of living in the country, poor standards of education and poor infrastructure compared to the issue of LGBTI in Ghana.

The study revealed that, about 30% of the Christian population, 40% of the Muslim population and 50% of the traditionalists in Ghana will not receive emergency medical treatment from a nurse or medical doctor perceived to be a LGBTs person in Ghana.

Presenting the research findings to journalists in Tamale, lead researcher Kojo Impraim disclosed that, majority of Ghanaians are very uncomfortable associating with LGBTI persons based on religious, cultural and traditional believes.

According to the report, 98% of Ghanaians are aware that the police has the responsibility to protect every citizen against mob injustice whilst 94.5% of Ghanaians strongly agree that every person who engage in mob activity should be brought to justice.

The report however indicates that, 16% of Ghanaians strongly disagree that the police has a responsibility to protect LGBTI persons against mob injustice.

Lead researcher Kojo Impraim disclosed that violence and discrimination is prevalent against Lesbians, Gays, Bisexual and Transgender people within the Ghanaian society.

Meanwhile, Ghana in 2017 rejected recommendations to legalize same-sex marriage or decriminalize consensual sexual relations when it appeared before the UN human rights council for review.

Ghana however, accepted recommendations to provide equal protection of the law from violence and discrimination against LGBTI persons in Ghana.

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