Sam George renames Ghana's LGBTQIA+ community "alphabet people"

Sam George renames Ghana's LGBTQIA+ community "alphabet people"

- Sam George has lashed out at the gay community, describing them as "alphabet people."

- The MP lamented criticism against the French Ambassador for inviting him

- Sam George is among some MPs who have forwarded an anti-LGBTQ bill

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The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, has described the gay community in Ghana as "Alphabet People."

His description was in response to criticism against the French Ambassador, Anne-Sophie AVÉ, who invited the MP on her show - "A touch of France."

Sam George renames Ghana's LGBTQIA+ community "alphabet people"
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The French Ambassador is being accused of promoting the interests of Sam George. But taking to his Twitter Page, Sam George brushed off these accusations.

"I am shocked at the hate and vitriol aimed at the French Ambassador for hosting me yesterday by the alphabet people. How ironic! They are the most intolerant bunch I ever met. If you have an issue, take me on and stop looking for easy targets—shame on those involved," he stated.

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Sam George had earlier accused the Australian Ambassador to Ghana, Gregory Andrews, of threatening to deny him a visa following his anti-LGBTQ bill, referred to the legal committee of Parliament."

Corruption in Ghana

A private legal practitioner, Matin Kpebu, is angry at how the government is spending the taxes of Ghanaians.

Speaking on the Newsfile show on Joy News, Martin Kpebu cried that wasteful spending is currently the order of the day at various ministries.

"Whenever you go to the Ministries, you see V8s all over the place. It's terrible." Private Legal Practitioner Martin Kpebu cried.

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President Akufo-Addo will retire from the presidential elections in 2024. But, as his tenure inched to a close, the 77-year-old leader has waded into a new debate. He wants the 8-year cycle of partisan changes in elections to end.

Speaking at the 29th anniversary of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo prophesies his party's comeback in the 2024 presidential election.

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He also said it would be a disaster for Ghana should Ghanaians vote for the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

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Nii Ayi Ayitey Nii Ayi Ayitey, aka Charles Ayitey, is an experienced journalist who covered Current Affairs news for from 2015-2021. He also worked for such companies as Multimedia Group Limited, Scooper, and Face2Face Africa. Nii Ayi Ayitey holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication and Media Studies from the Ghana Institute of Journalism (2015). Currently, he's studying at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.