- Sam George is pushing for the outright criminalisation of homosexuality in the country
-The Ningo Prampram lawmaker says the private members’ bill he is pushing for will make Ghana's stance against the phenomenon water-tight
- There have been ongoing discussions on the legalisation of same-sex marriage (LGBT rights) in Ghana in recent times
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Ningo Prampram lawmaker, Sam George, has vowed to beat up the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana for his continuous lobbying for the legalisation of homosexuality in Ghana.
It will be recalled that the Australian High Commissioner and the Danish Ambassador together with some international diplomats attended the opening of an LGBTQ+ office in Ghana.
Gregory Andrews further called on Parliament not to pass legislation that would discriminate the LGBTQ+ community or “remove their rights or make it illegal for people to advocate for their Human Rights.”
The group’s office has since been closed down following widespread outrage among Ghanaians.
Commenting on the development on Starr Chat on Starr FM with Nana Aba Anamoah, the Ningo Prampram lawmaker said the laws of Ghana do not “allow you to do homosexuality” and the High Commissioner needs to understand that and desist from his continuous advocacy.
“I warned him that I’ll beat him in this town,” Sam George told the host.
Sam George has been spearheading the passage of a private members’ bill that will criminalise the practice and advocacy for homosexuality in Ghana.
The private members’ bill will augment existing provisions in section 104 of the Act of the criminal offense.
“We want to criminalize Homosexuality in all of its forms. We are going to take the gamut...deal with it, criminalize both the act and the advocacy of it, and make it unattractive for anybody,” the NDC lawmaker stated on GHONE TV on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
He said the passage of the bill will ensure that Ghana has the “most water-tight” legislation against homosexuality worldwide.
Meanwhile, President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo stated in what could be described as his strongest position yet on the matter that same-sex marriages will not be legalised under his tenure.
Ghanaians had been engaged in an ongoing discussion on the legalisation of same-sex marriage (LGBT rights) in Ghana.
The debate had been triggered after the activities of an LGBTQIA group operating in the country became public knowledge.
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Source: Yen Ghana