LGBTQI billboard on Tema motorway pulled down after Sam George’s threats

City authorities have pulled down a billboard supposedly promoting LGBTQI activities on the Accra-Tema Motorway

The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, disclosed this in a Facebook post.

He said the billboard was pulled down after a media engagement with city authorities.

Sam George had issued a 24-hour ultimatum to authorities to pull down the billboard, which he described as illegal.

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

“As sponsors of the bill before Parliament and as members of Parliament who represent the aspirations and will of Ghanaians, we have deemed it important to show up here today to register in the strongest way our displeasure, discomfort and abhorrence for this unholy, unculturable and untraditional advertisement that has been put up on this road,” the MP had said.

Sam George and eight other MPs are sponsoring an Anti- LGBTQI Bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights that prescribes that people of the same sex who engage in sexual activity could spend up to 10 years in jail.

Varying forms of support for the LGBTQ+ community will also be criminalised if the Bill, known as the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, is passed into law.

The bill is currently at the committee level in Parliament, where public hearings are being held by legislators.


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