Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram constituency, Hon. Samuel Nartey George has reacted to issues concerning the practice of Lésbian, G@y, Bisexual Transgender, and Queer Intersex (LGBTQI) in Ghana recently.
Issues of this LGBTQI became a nationwide pandemic after they opened their new office at the capital of Ghana. This has raised a lot of concerns in the country where traditional leaders, religious leaders and politicians have frowned against the practice of the act in Ghana.
Lawmaker for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George has also joined groups condemning the practice of LGBT. Hon. Sam George has kicked against the actions of the European Union in Ghana and Australian High Commissioner, Ghana who pledged support for civil society groups that will promote the rights of homos3xuals in Ghana.
According to the MP, the actions of these diplomats are insult to the hospitality of Ghanaians and must be condemned because they are endorsing illegality which is against the laws of Ghana.
In a lengthy Facebook post, he urged the government to speak against this practice. He further added that persons involve in this illegal business must be arrested and prosecuted.
“Our government has a responsibility to speak up and speak loudly officially on these brazen actions of perversion that some may want to shove down our throats. We must reject, denounce, arrest and prosecute any person’s pursuing this illegal enterprise with the full rigours of the law. Any government that fails to take decisive action on these matter would be consumed by the righteous indignation of the people,” he said.
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Over the past few days, issues about LGBTQI+ rights have been topical with the opening of an advocacy office in Accra attended by representatives of the European Union in Ghana as well as diplomats including the Australian High Commissioner, Ghana.
I find the actions of these diplomats an insult to our hospitality as Ghanaians. It is an action that MUST be met with the gravest condemnation by the highest authorities of our land. Their actions endorsing an illegality per the laws of Ghana CANNOT be allowed to pass as business as usual.
Imagine the Ghanaian Ambassador to the US joining a lawful demonstration of North Korean citizens against the US embargo on arms sales to North Korea and what the reaction of the State Department would be. Or would these diplomats dare attend a similar function in the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia? Their actions can best be described as provocative and grossly irresponsible for diplomats of such standing.
The laws of Ghana and our traditions, culture and religions disavow homosexuality and criminalise same. Any one supporting the advocacy for the committing of a criminal act is liable for criminal prosecution as well.
Our government has a responsibility to speak up and speak loudly officially on these brazen actions of perversion that some may want to shove down our throats. We must reject, denounce, arrest and prosecute any person’s pursuing this illegal enterprise with the full rigours of the law. Any government that fails to take decisive action on these matter would be consumed by the righteous indignation of the people.
Homosexuals MUST respect the rights of Heterosexuals who want the preservation of our way of life. Take your perversion and let us hold dear our customs, traditions and beliefs.🦁🇬🇭