Two foreign nationals – a Nigerian and a Sierra Leonean, suspected to be homosexuals have been grabbed by the Akatsi police in the Volta Region to face the law. Chief Superintendent Joseph Atsu Dzineku, the Akatsi South Municipal Police Commander, said the arrest of the pair followed police intelligence.
The debate on the LGBTQI+ Bill does not seem to end anytime soon as new arguments continue to spring up everyday. The Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, K.T. Hammond has challenged his colleague members of Parliament who have the balls, to openly oppose the Anti-LGBTQI bill and see where they will fine themselves in the next election. According to the Member of Parliament, the practice of LGBTQI is against the Ghanaian culture and values, and the larger society does not support the act. Moreover, members
Captain Smart has thrown a challenge to the current government of Ghana. Nana Akufo-Addo and his followers should issue a statement within 48 hours if they think what I'm saying is not true. For me and from the intelligence I have gathered, this government will legalize LGBTQI in Ghana.
Ghanaians are in dilemma over the anti-LGBTQI bill presented to parliament by the Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram constituency, Honourable Sam Nartey George. Ghanaians are anticipating the final outcome of the bill as parliament is set to have an intensive debate as to whether to criminalise or legalise the practices.
Presidential staffer, Nii Teiko Tagoe has said that he feels very sad yesterday when he watched Sam Nartey George, the member of parliament for Ningo Prampram Constituency who is the leading parliamentarian championing the criminalisation of LGBTQ++ activities in Ghana. According to Nii Teiko Tagoe, the interview Sam George conducted yesterday on CNN was just a way to humiliate Ghana at the international front and he feels really very worried.
Monday, 11th October 2021 Onua TV's morning show host Captain Smart has dared the leader of the coalition of Ghanaian lawyers against anti LGBTQI bill to be kind enough and submit himself for him as gay partner. According to the marveric journalist, the lawyer claims LGBTQI is a human right hence it is his (Captain's) right to have him (Akoto Ampaw) as gay partner where the lawyer will play the role of a woman in the relationship.
Ghana's anti-LGBTQI bill pending Parliamentary debate for approval or otherwise has not sparked controversy in just Ghana, but also internationally. It has been back and forth since the eight Parliamentarians who are sponsors of the bill tabled it before the legislature. Many experts warned that the country should be tactical in handling the situation since it spells doom for the country.
Outspoken and award winning Journalist, Afia Pokua popularly known as Vim Lady has implored members of Parliament to use the same energy they are using to fight LGBTQI to also fight corruption in Ghana. Discussions around the LGBTQI has intensified ahead of resumption of sitting of Parliament after several days of recess.
There is a longstanding controversy between Ghanaians over the infamous LGBTQI brouhaha. As we communicate now, opposing factions have come out to share their divergent views on the anti LGBTQI bill presented before Parliament for discussion. The main sponsor of the bill Honourable Sam Nartey George seems to be in a comfortable position as he won the hearts of Ghanaians after dazzling a CNN presenter on the bill.
Private legal practitioner, Maurice Ampaw has threatened to haul a bundle of legal attacks on the gay communities and their allies who have been advocating for the legalization of LGBTQI rights in Ghana. The renowned lawyer exclaimed that he abhors the practice of homosexuality and its related behaviours.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) parliamentary caucus has publicly declared its position on the anti-lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) bill, saying, they will be voting ‘yes’ for the bill. The Minority Leader, Haruna Iddrisu, told journalists, that when it comes up before the House, they would be asking for “clause by clause voting”.
Thursday, 8th October 2021 The issue of LGBTQI is gaining momentum again following the backpush of the anti LGBTQI bill by some law professors and legal luminaries in the country. The 15 member group presented a petition to Parliament last week to reject the proposed bill as in their opinion, it was an infringement on the fundamental human rights of the LGBTQI community and the vulnerable minority in the country.
Popular presenter Captain Smart who have joined the strong forces to campaign for the anti-LGBTQI+ bill in Ghana, have stated allegedly that this current government led by President Nana Akufo-Addo will never and can never pass this anti-LGBTQI+ bill that most Ghanaians are hoping for. This anti-LGBTQI+ bill when passed will help deal with anyone found engaging themselves in such act which Ghanaians see as abominable lawfully.
For the past few weeks, one issue that has caught the attention of many is the Anti-LGBTQI+ bill which seeks to criminalize the activities of the LGBTQI community. This issue is being debated by high profile personalities across the country. The Anti-LGBTQI+ bill supported by eight (8) members of Parliament and championed by MP for Ningo-Prampram, Hon.
Saturday, 9th October 2021 Gabby Otchere Darko is the Executive Secretary to President Akuffo Addo. He is also a cousin to the president of the republic and the finance minister. Gabby has been on the defensive side of the LGBTQI community since the discussion erupted sometime in 2018.
Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Samuel Nartey George is being hailed on social media for his conduct during a recent interview he granted the CNN concerning his Anti-LGBTQI Bill. The LGBTQI continues to stay in most of the countries despite the Holy Bible and Quran preaching against it and with the total condemnation.
The Former Tamale Central Member of Parliament (MP), Inusah Fuseini said the Anti LGBTQI+ bill in its current form is retrogressive because the law itself sometimes goes backwards. The reason why he said the law sometimes goes backwards is that, the law progresses and if someone do certain things today which is not right and then that same person does it tomorrow, it sometimes become a right.
The eigth (8) Parliament has become the most interesting one since Ghana entered into the fourth republic. As we have been witnessing over decades where the Speaker of Parliament will come from the ruling, everything has changed because the current Speaker of the House is not from the ruling party.
The People's National Convention (PNC) has praised the anti-LGBTQI+ bill, claiming that it has arrived just in time to safeguard the country's cherished family values. It was stated that those who are opposed to the law make a weak argument that is unacceptable. The party's General Secretary, Janet Asana Nabla, stated this in a statement released during the discussion over the anti-LGBTQI+ bill.
Many strong activists and advocates in Ghana, and in the diaspora have descended on the Member of Parliament Ningo-Prampram Constituency, Hon. Sam George for resiliently declaring his support and approval for the passage of the Anti-LGBTQI Bill in Ghana. One of the most recent attacks is coming from Ghana's popular entertainer, Deborah Owusu-Bonsu, well-known in social circles as Sister Derby.