LGBTQI Billboard Pulled Down On Tema Motorway After Sam George’s Threats
A billboard mounted on the Accra-Tema Motorway promoting Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) activities has been pulled down by city authorities after Sam George 24 hours ultimatum threat.
The Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, disclosed this with a Facebook post in an aggressive manner.
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 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 LGBTQI 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 most strongly 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.
Also, varying forms of support for the LGBTQ+ community will be criminalized 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.