‘Run to us when anyone assaults, beats you’ – CHRAJ tells homosexuals


    Commissioner of the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), Joseph Wittal has entreated all homosexuals to feel free to report cases of assault against them.

    In his conversation on “Today’s big stories” on Joy FM’s Super Morning Show he reacted to a recent report by the Human Rights International which painted a worrying picture of how gays and lesbians are being treated in Ghana.

    “CHRAJ has put in place a response mechanism to help vulnerable persons have access to protection if they come there if they report. If they send their distress call, CHRAJ investigators will take up the matter and investigate,” he revealed.

    According to him, the investigative report team are always on standby to come to their aid. The report sampled the views of 114 gay men and women in Accra (Ghana’s capital), Tamale (the capital of the northern region of Ghana), Kumasi (the capital of Ashanti region in southern Ghana) and Cape Coast (capital of the Central region in southern Ghana).

    According to reports, the anti-gay sentiments in the country has caused homosexuals to coil up on their shelves and also deny their stand.

    It has also stated that “Ghana is a country of profound contradictions.” It also said that despite Ghana being a liberal democracy, it has consistently rejected calls by United Nations bodies to repeal the law against “unnatural carnal knowledge.”

    Meanwhile, president of the republic, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo says his administration included the acknowledgement of the LGBTQ community in their current list priorities.