Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament(MP) Sam Nartey George and seven colleagues defending anti-gender laws were “humiliated” by groups promoting LGBTQ+ activity on the continent.
In a statement announcing the Wall of Shame initiative, the group described lawmakers as “human rights and democracy haters,” adding, “We believe they should be ashamed. We label them and shame them for neglecting their primary duty to protect those they serve, including LGBT+ Africans.
“Many of these MPs have failed to deliver the dividends of democracy to their people and are shamelessly working to criminalize same-sex-loving peaceful Africans,” the statement said.
They wonder why and how MPs will vote to keep a law that matters to minority groups, given the many challenges facing Ghana.
The eight members of parliament who are spaerhearding the bill are Sam Nartey George, Emmanuel Bedzrah (MP, Ho West) Della Adjoa Sowah (MP, Kpando), John Ntim Fordjour (MP, Assin South), Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (MP, Tamale North), Helen Adjoa Ntoso (MP, Krachi West), Rita Naa Odoley Sowah (MP, La Dadekotopon) and Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor (MP, South Dayi).
Sam George heads eight legislators that drafted a bill for private members, entitled “Promote the Right to Sexual Human Rights and Ghanaian Family Values, Bill 2021,” which aims to ban LGBTQ+ activities.
The current bill has been submitted to the Parliament and forwarded to the committee responsible for review.
MP Ningo Prampram strongly defended the need for the bill, which he said was necessary to preserve the moral values and culture of the Ghanaian people in general. He reiterated that the LGBTQ+ trend is not a human right, but a preference that needs to be regulated in the context of Ghanaian society and culture.
The bill has the full backing of the Speaker if Parliament Rt Hon. Kingsford Sumana Alban Bagbin, who stated that he will support life and ensure that the bill is passed.