Ghana appears to be instituting an aggressive anti-gay policy. This story is now getting coverage in the traditional media. It was reported at Box Turtle Bulletin on Tuesday:
From the the website of Ghana radio Joy 99.7, it looks like a full-fledged witch-hunt is imminent:I can not imagine the fear our brothers and sisters are feeling at this moment. This is truly a sad day for them and the world. Please say a prayer for all those suffering in hiding or jailed for being who they are.
The Western Region Minister Paul Evans Aidoo has ordered the immediate arrest of all homosexuals in the region.
He has tasked the Bureau of National Investigations and all security agencies to smoke out persons suspected to be engaging in same sex. He also enlisted the services of landlords and tenants to provide reliable information which will lead to the arrest of homosexuals.
His directive follows months of campaigns against the practice of homosexuality in the country. Only yesterday, the Christian Council of Ghana capped months of protestations against the practice of homosexuality with a strongly worded message against the practice and courting Ghanaians not to vote for any politician who believes in the rights of homosexuals.