An issue of a considerable concern which once pop up in the news and make headlines occasionally in Ghana is the LGBTI rights.
Ghanaians have been divided over whether or not homosexuality should be legalised in the country.
Whereas a teaming majority feels it would amount to ‘insanity’ to legitimise homosexuality in Ghana, some select few believes that people who are involved in homosexuality needs some legitimacy to enjoy the act as an established human rights principle.
President Nana Akufo Addo came under a barrage of attacks in the media over certain comments he passed in an interview with an international media entity with respect to legitimising homosexuality in Ghana.
Some respected persons in the Ghanaian society have also confessed to being gay and have advanced several arguments of different shapes and forms on why homosexuality must be legalised.
There is also a constructive knowledge that homosexuality is illegal in Ghana in so far as the Criminal Code of Ghana is concerned.
It has been said that the Criminal Code recognises penis – vagina penetration as the only ‘canal knowledge’ therefore, prohibiting any other.
Hon Sam George, MP for Ningo Prampram gained a world wide notoriety over a stance he had taken against the LGBTQ+ agenda in Parliament , that is the Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.
He had a heated debate argument with an European politician, Seb Dance over the same issue.
Seb Dance described Sam George’s comments against homosexuals as backward.
Sam George is in the news again, but this time reassuring Ghanaians that his Anti-LGBTQ+ group will prevail.
Some fifteen renowned Ghanaians have sent a petition to parliament to thrash the Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.
In a post on his Facebook wall, Hon Sam George insists that those who are opposed to the anti-LGBTQ bill are far outnumbered by those in support of it.
He again added that the arguments of his group is also superior to those who are opposed to them.
“Those with us and for us far outnumber the few whose consideration is material. We have a superior argument. The facts supports our position. We shall prevail.” He wrote.
“The will of the majority of Ghanaians shall prevail against all machinations and schemes. Do not be dismayed titles or self proclaimed accolades. They would count for nothing during the debate ON THE FLOOR OF PARLIAMENT. That is where the business is.” He added.
The team that is pushing against the Anti-LGBTQ+ bill include Lawyer Akoto Ampaw, Prof Henry Kwesi Prempeh and Professor Raymond Atuguba.
By: Kyeretwie Nana Osei Bonsu