“While we’ve seen some promising statements from President Mahama criticising violence against LGBT communities, we believe that the Scottish Government has an important responsibility to help advance the protection of LGBT rights across the world, and this visit is a key moment.

“At Stonewall, we also believe in always engaging activists on the ground for their guidance on how opportunities for dialogue, such as this, could be of benefit to them, so we are actively reaching out to Ghanaian activists on this point.”

Same-sex sexual activity between men is illegal in Ghana with those found guilty facing up to three years in prison.

Earlier this year, a lecturer in the country prophesied that churches risk “being dominated by homosexuals” if the clergy fails to stage a “blistering crusade” against same sex marriage in Ghana.

In March, a lawyer in Ghana called for the immediate arrest of students who took part in pornographic movies.

A leading spiritualist in the country also claimed tattoos can influence people to become LGBT, prostitutes or alcoholics.

Source: http://www.pinknews.co.uk