Gays, Lesbians Raising $100,000 To Purchase Office In Ghana After Police Raid
The Ghanaian gays and lesbians Community seems to be getting stronger by the day.
After their office was raided recently in Accra, the national capital of Ghana, the LGBT+ Rights group in Ghana is now raising funds to purchase its own office. In a tweet sighted by African Entertainment, the group announced the creation of the LGBT Rights Ghana Community Support Fund.
The aim is to raise $100,000 to purchase its office space.
According to the group, it has already raised $37,113 and seems determined to acquire the office space despite majority of Ghanaians opposing the move.
It would be recalled that police recently raided the office of the LGBT+ Rights Ghana.
LGBT+ Rights Ghana as earlier reported by African Entertainment, announced the raid on their office in a post on their Official Instagram page.
The raid followed calls by some religious bodies, citizens and traditional leaders for the closure of the office.
LGBT+ Rights Ghana in an earlier post sighted by African Entertainment on its Instagram page said “ this morning, our office was raided by National Security . A few days ago, traditional leaders threaten to burn down our office but the police did not help.”.
“Like this moment, we no longer have access to our safe space and our safety is being threatened, we are all human right organizations and allies to speak to out against this attack”
According to the post, “while this unfortunate incident has happened, we wish to encourage all our members, and queer Ghanaians to stay calm. Do not panic, we will triumph”
“ The police may have raided our office and closed it down but the real office, is in our hearts and minds,” the post further read.
What happened? African Entertainment understand that the landlord caused the raid on the office due to alleged breach of the tenancy agreement.
Credible sources told African Entertainment that the landlord informed the tenant that the property was for residential purpose and not an office.
The property in question is a five bedroom house with a monthly rent of Ghc 1500, African Entertainment gathered.
Credit: African Entertainment