Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has called on the government of Ghana to as a matter of urgency dish out punishable offences against diplomats supporting the LGBTQI+ community in the country.
It comes in the wake of public uproar after the group commissioned an office space in Accra. The office has since been shut down.
According to him, the Danish ambassador, the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana and European Union representatives among others supporting the agenda should not left free because laws of the country violates such endorsement.
“We will not allow anybody to bring homosexuality or love with animals into our country and tell us it is a right- It is not a right. It is a mental disorder, our law says it is illegal, you don’t have a right. I have gone out publicly to demand that the foreign ministry summons and issues either a strong warning or an expulsion notice to the Australian Ambassador, the Danish Ambassador and the Rep of the EU in Ghana because the letters of credence they presented to HE President Akufo-Addo when they were nominated by their respective countries to come and serve in Ghana mandates them to respect the laws of Ghana,” the lawmaker said on GH Today on GHOne TV.
The Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church in Ghana has also called on Ghana’s Parliament to pass laws that will forbid all forms of LGBTQIs.
Addressing journalists to state the church’s position on the matter, President of Northern Ghana Union Mission of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dr. Kwame Kwanin Boakye said there must be a concerted effort to fight activities of LGBTQIs in the country.
He said the government’s stance on the subject has brought some form of relief making them think they are more intelligent than any other person.
“On behalf of the Seventh Day Adventist in Ghana and myself, we want to commend and express our sincere thank you to the president of the Republic, President Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and the Government, for reaffirming that ‘Ghana will never and cannot go gay’. All other religious organizations and Nananom are exhilarated to hear that homosexuals and lesbians are not part of Ghana and cannot be part of its citizens,” he stated.
The church further pledged its support to the government and other stakeholders to fight activities of homosexuals.