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Founder of LGBTQI center shut down in Ghana says he fears for his safety

According to the report from CNN, the founder of the LGBTQI centre in Ghana says he now fears for his life.

The newly opened centre for the LGBTQI community in Ghana has been closed down after it was raided by security forces in the West African country Wednesday.

The head of the centre of the committee named LGBT+Right Ghana in Accra, Alex Kofi Donkor told CNN on Thursday that he is now more concerned for his safety after the raid.

"I just contacted our lawyers, there is an unsafe situation right now, and I need to go offline," Donkor told CNN.

On 31st January the LGBTQI Committee was opened in Ghana and at the opening ceremony was European Union(UN), Australia high commissioner and other embassies present.

The bringing of this LGBTQI in Ghana and has arisen problems as Ghanaians are seriously against the act of being with the same opposites and sees it as a sinful act although some think is human rights and the people must feel free and do what praises them.

Although short-lived, the center would remain in "hearts and minds," Donkor posted on his social media page.

"We anticipated this," he posted. "We will triumph. The police may have raided our office and closed it down but the real office is in our hearts, and minds."

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Alex Kofi Donkor Australia CNN Donkor Ghana


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