It’s illegal to close down LGBTQ office – Ghanaian Lawyer

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Human Rights lawyer, Joyce Opoku Boateng has argued that it will be illegal to invade and close down the office of LGBT in Accra.

Speaking to Morning Starr’s Lantam Papanko, the Human Rights lawyer 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 have 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 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’s website at https://presidency.gov.gh/index.php/briefing-room/press-releases/608-president-akufo-addo-appoints-chief-executive-officers-and-deputy-chief-executive-officers-of-the-development-authorities

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 are convincing proof that she is highly connected in Ghana’s politics.

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She was also the Parliamentary Aspirant of NPP in the Nkawkaw Constituency, but this is the third time she has failed in her delegates elections bid to represent the party as its Parliamentary Candidate in the constituency.

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