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Anti LGBTQ+ bill: I’m worried about the kind of friends Akufo-Addo keeps – Sam George

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Member of Parliament for the Ningo-Prampram constituency, Sam George openly criticized President Akufo-Addo‘s hesitancy to assent to the anti-LGBTQ+ bill passed by parliament.

George expressed his concerns, asserting that the President’s role should not hinder the preference of Ghanaians.

Addressing his colleagues in parliament, Sam George emphatically asserted, “My friends will not blackmail me with money, so if we are being told today in the president’s statement that he is giving the friends of Ghana assurance that he is not going to hasten to the ill that this sovereign government has passed, preventing the will of the Ghanaian people.”

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President Akufo-Addo responded to concerns raised by international allies regarding the passage of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, also known as the Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.

Speaking at a diplomatic event, he reassured these countries that Ghana remains dedicated to upholding human rights, despite the recent legislative development.

The President acknowledged the anxieties within the diplomatic community and among friends of Ghana but affirmed that the country’s reputation for respecting human rights and adhering to the rule of law will not be compromised.

He clarified that the Bill is currently under scrutiny in the Supreme Court, and until a verdict is reached, his government will not enforce any provisions of the private Member’s bill.

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In a circular shared by the Director of Communications at the office of the President, Eugene Arhin, President Akufo-Addo asserted, “l am aware that last week’s bi-partisan passage by Parliament of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, on a Private Member’s motion, has raised considerable anxieties in certain quarters of the diplomatic community and amongst some friends of Ghana that she may be turning her back on her, hitherto, enviable, long standing record on human rights observance and attachment to the rule of law. I want to assure you that no such back-sliding will be contemplated or occasioned.”

The President’s commitment to maintaining Ghana’s reputation for human rights observance and adherence to the rule of law, coupled with the ongoing legal scrutiny of the bill, sets the stage for a potentially contentious debate on the intersection of national values and international expectations.

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1 COMMENT

  1. Am afraid the minority Lgtbq + agenda is
    Very cruel and covered it withprivate members bill just to disguise it with their little minded Propagada buffoonery
    In the near future the Nuremberg’s trials will have to revisited in Accra Ghana

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