The Member of Parliament (MP) for Ningo-Prampram constituency, Sam George has vowed to call out names of MPs who are actively working against the passage of the anti-LGBTQ bill, properly referred to as the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.
Working as the lead proponent of the bill, the legislator has alleged that certain MPs within the majority caucus have been influenced by persons with an interest in the promotion of LGBT activities in the country, thereby frustrating the process.
Addressing the press at Parliament, the Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram asserted that proponents of the bill will not tolerate any efforts by the Majority caucus to thwart its passage.
“Those who have been influenced by persons who have an interest in LGBTQ should return whatever influence they have collected because we will fight and the next time we address the media, I will mention names. I have been impressed by my co-sponsors not to mention names, and it is out of respect for them that I am not mentioning names, but if they continue this behaviour of frustrating the bill, I will mention names.”
“This bill was introduced in 2021 and this is the last time we will accept this kind of behaviour. Ghanaians should take note, the Christian community, the Muslim community, the African Traditional community, and the National House of Chiefs who have supported this bill should take note of the actions of persons on the Floor of the House who are seeking to slow down the move of this bill.”
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, has rubbished the allegations by Sam George.
“Leadership has not drawn my attention that we should go ahead and do consideration on this bill and at any rate, this is not the only bill at the consideration stage. The Intestate Succession Bill has also been there and nobody thinks of prosecuting it, and then we have the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill on page 24 and when the Speaker called me. If we start today, there is no way we can finish these amendments before this meeting ends, so why should I start it?”