Pro-LGBTQ+ billboard on Tema-motorway removed – Sam George asserts

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The Pro-LGBTQ+ billboard allegedly removed

Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam George, has asserted that the Pro-LGBTQ+ billboard mounted at the Accra-Tema motorway has been removed following the call by the sponsors of the Anti LGBT+ Bill in Parliament.

In a tweet on Thursday evening, Sam George expressed gratitude to authorities for heeding to their call for the Pro-LGBTQ+ billboard to be removed.

“Information reaching me is that the obnoxious LGBTQI+ billboard has been removed this evening after our press engagement today. We salute the authorities for their swift response. We are a country of laws and would fight till the end to protect our cultural sovereignty,” he tweeted.

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Sponsors of the Anti LGBT+ Bill in Parliament on Monday issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akufo Dampare to pull down billboards mounted across the city to promote the activities of homosexuals.

Pro-LGBTQ+ billboard on Tema-motorway removed – Sam George asserts
LGBTQ+ billboard mounted at Tema N1 motorway

The giant billboards have been erected on major roads in the country in commemoration of the gay pride month which falls in June each year.

One of the billboards cited at the end of the Tema-Accra bound side of the motorway has the group’s rainbow colours with an inscription promoting their activities.

Speaking to the media at the scene of the billboards, Ningo-Prampram MP, Sam George described it as an affront to the country’s laws and issued a 24-hour ultimatum to the Police to pull it down.

Pro-LGBTQ+ billboard on Tema-motorway removed – Sam George asserts
The Pro-LGBTQ+ billboard allegedly removed

“Over the weekend, our attention was drawn to an illegality that flies in the face of the Constitution of Ghana, Articles 11 and 26 of the 1992 Constitution which talk about Ghana’s cultural sovereignty. We realised that a billboard promoting the activities of the LGBTQ community have been mounted along the motorway.

“We are by this calling on the Inspector-General of Police, Dr. George Akufo Dampare to immediately, within the next 24 hours carry out the necessary security operations, that this billboard which is an affront to the 1992 Constitution, be pulled down in conjunction with the MCE for the area,” he said.

The Minority in Parliament has also threatened to block the introduction of any bill by the Executive if the Chairman of the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee, Kwame Anyimadu Antwi, continues to delay the passage of the Anti-LGBT Bill.

Minority Chief Whip Muntaka Mubarak accused the Chairman of deliberately delaying the passage of the Anti –LGBTQI Bill. Therefore, the Minority Group will continue to oppose any bill brought before the House by the Executive.

Mr. Muntaka Mubarak argued that the Chairman ought to have used due process for the passage of the Bill.

“I can assure that any other bill that will be introduced in the House, we shall resist it, even if it is to provide water, we will resist it,” said the Minority Chief Whip, Muntaka Mubarak.

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