Officially called the Republic of Ghana, is a sovereign multinational state and unitary presidential constitutional democracy, located along the Gulf of Guinea and Atlantic Ocean, in the subregion of West Africa.
Currency: Ghana cedi
Official language: English
Destinations: Accra, Kumasi, Tema, Cape Coast, Ada Foah
Under Ghanaian criminal law, same-sex sexual activity among males is illegal. It is uncertain whether same-sex sexual activity among females is illegal.
Chapter 6 of the Criminal Code, 1960, as amended by The Criminal Code (Amendment) Act, 2003, provides:
Section 104. Unnatural Carnal Knowledge.
Under Section 99, “unnatural carnal knowledge shall be deemed complete upon proof of the least degree of penetration”.
According to Section 296 of the Criminal Procedure Code, which applies because of Section 1 of the Criminal Code, a misdemeanour is punishable by imprisonment for not more than three years.
Section 12(2) of Chapter 5 of the Constitution of Ghana provides that, “Every person in Ghana, whatever his race, place of origin, political opinion, colour, religion, creed or gender shall be entitled to the fundamental human rights and freedoms of the individual contained in this Chapter but subject to respect for the rights and freedoms of others and for the public interest.”
In 2013, the United States offered to help Ghana develop legislation to protect the rights of LGBT persons.