The activist Sam Nartey George, who is Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament and other seven colleagues who are championing an anti-same-sex bill in Parliament, have been ‘dishonoured’ by a group promoting LGBTQ+ activities on the continent.
The eight MPs were admitted into the Africa Queer Youth Initiative’s (AQYI) “Wall Of Shame” for their actions in opposing same-sex partnerships and aiming to outlaw them through legislation.
The organization referred to the MPs as “haters of human rights and democracy” in a statement launching the “Wall Of Shame” plan, adding, “We believe they should be ashamed.” We’re naming and shaming them for failing to protect the people they serve, including African LGBT+ people.
Within their statement stated, “Many of these MPs have failed to deliver the rewards of democracy to their people and are brazenly seeking to jail peaceful same-gender-loving fellow Africans.”
They were surprised why, given the numerous issues that Ghana faced, MPs would choose to advocate legislation that is hostile to minorities.
The eight MPs who sponsored the Private Members’ Rita Naa Odoley Sowah, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (MP, Tamale North), (MP, La Dadekotopon), Emmanuel Bedzrah (MP, Ho West) Della Adjoa Sowah (MP, Kpando), John Ntim Fordjour (MP, Assin South), Helen Adjoa Ntoso (MP, Krachi West), and others
The measure has been introduced in the House of Representatives and referred to the appropriate committee for consideration.
The most activist Sam Nartey George is a leader of this eight-member parliamentary group that wrote “The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values, Bill 2021,” a Private Members’ Bill that seeks to prohibit LGBTQ+ community activities in Ghana.
Same George has argued vehemently for the measure, which he believes is necessary for the preservation of Ghanaians’ moral and cultural values in general.
Same LGBTQ+ tendencies, however according to George, are not human rights, but rather preferences that must be governed within the context of Ghanaian society and culture.
the Speaker of parliament Alban Bagbin, who has stated that he is pro-life, has given his full support to the bill and will guarantee that it is signed into law as soon as possible.