Wednesday, 12 October 2011 16:33

LGBT People Of Ghana Ask UK Not To Stop Aid

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Following the threat of the United Kingdom to stop financially helping anti-gay countries, Ghana, which currently receives £36 million a year, requested not to stop the aid.

Mac-Darling Cobbinah, director of the Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights Ghana, said it will bring "pain and anguish" in the country especially against LGBT people.

"We from Ghana LGBTi community think this is not enough. Cutting down aid will not bring anything other than pain and anguish to the already polarised society or country and LGBTi people will be used as scapegoats for under development in our countries.

There should be support for LGBTi groups to conduct more education to get people to know and understand sexuality and gender diversity instead of aid cuts. The UK should lead the way by supporting LGBTi groups in these countries to organise more awareness programmes and talk shows to get the majority of the people to understand the issues of LGBTi rights.

We do not want to leave to Europe for asylum and so want to live here and improve the lives of our people here. We need more than just speeches," he said.