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“Protect Proper Human Rights” – Sam George Puts His Bid On The LGBTQ+ Saga

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Sam George Reacts To French Ambassador's Apology To LGBTQI+ Community After Hosting Him

Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, Sam Nartey George has defended the private member bill that seeks to criminalise same-sex relationships in Ghana.

Twitter Users Hail Sam George Over Bill Against LGBTQ

Twitter Users Hail Sam George Over Bill Against LGBTQ

 

Speaking on JoyNews‘ Ghana Connect Friday, the legislator condemned same-sex relationships categorically. He stated that, homosexuality is not a fundamental human right but a human preference which is in breach of the 1992 Constitution.

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“Let’s the argument be intellectual, let them be factual, let’s put the emotions aside and let’s face the fact, so those making those arguments are factually weak and do not stand the test,” he said.

According to him, the bill seeks to protect and promote proper human sexual rights which resonates with the Ghanaian Family Values.

“We are not going to play the ostrich, we know these people have been around for a while. We are not a moral police and we are not going to go into the core or the privacy of people’s bedrooms. No, that is not what this bill seeks to do”.

“This is in response to the LGBTQ community having the temerity to open an LGBTQ office in Ghana to advocate for something which the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29) criminalises. This bill is simply protecting or promoting proper human sexual right and Ghanaian family values,” he added.

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His comment comes as a response to several criticism by a section of the Ghanaian populace, hours after a 36-page anti-LGBTQI+ bill was sighted on social media. The critics are against the fact that the bill criminalises the involvement, promotion, propagation, advocacy, support or funding for LGBTQI+ related activities.

The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, will see culprits face a jail term of up to ten years depending on the crime, if passed in its current state.

Portions of the Bill state that individuals of the same sex who engage in sexual intercourse are; “liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than seven hundred and fifty penalty units and not more than five thousand penalty units, or to a term of imprisonment of not less than three years and not more than five years or both.”

The Bill further suggests that persons who engage in activities that “promote, support, express sympathy for or call for a change of public opinion towards an act prohibited under the Bill,” are liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years or not more than ten years.

Taking to social media to express their dissatisfaction, scores of Ghanaians called on Parliamentarians to channel their energy in drafting bills that will see the development of the country.

Reacting to that, the Ningo-Prampram lawmaker argued that, the bill does not impose financial burden on the economy.

He says the bill is funded and spearheaded by some MPs and not the state.

“Those who are making these arguments should tell me how a legislation or a private legal bill will fix poverty. I mean let’s be real and let’s be factual, how will a private members bill fix poverty. Many of the people making these arguments are educated people who should read the Constitution and know that a private members bill cannot stand the scrutiny of Parliament if it imposes cost on the state”.

“So for me to sponsor a bill, it must be a bill that does not impose even one pesewa on the state. So those running around and making those comments and saying why don’t you do this to fix the health care system, to fix roads to fix any other things that attract costs to the state cannot be passed as a private members bill that must come from government, I don’t control government so the things I can control are issues that will not impose costs on the state,” he added

 

 

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Mahama Pays Glowing Tribute To Ama Benyiwa Doe

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Mahama Pays Glowing Tribute To Ama Benyiwa Doe

Former President John Mahama has paid a glowing tribute to National Democratic Congress (NDC) stalwart, Ama Benyiwa Doe.

The NDC 2020 presidential candidate has described the latter as a true gender activist, following the news of her denise.

Mr Mahama made the remark in a post on Facebook, stating she was a champion of women’s rights.

To him, the former Central Regional Minister under the erstwhile Atta Mills administration was one of the most inspirational icons to have served NDC and Ghana at large.

He wrote: I have received, with deep sadness, news of the demise of one of the most inspirational icons to have served our party, the NDC, and this great nation.

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She was not only a politician but also a gender activist and champion of women’s rights. Ama Benyiwa Doe was an embodiment of limitless courage, commitment, and passion for service.

May her soul rest in eternal glory.

The former minister and Member of Parliament (MP) died on Sunday, September 19, 2021, in Tema.

She was 73.

She was first elected into Parliament during the December 1992 general election on the ticket of the NDC as MP for the Gomoa West Constituency in the Central Region.

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Chereponi Chairman Attacked by NPP Supporters Over DCE Nomination (Video)

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Chereponi Chairman Attacked by NPP Supporters Over DCE Nomination (Video)

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) Chairman for the Chereponi district has been brutally assaulted by party youth following the release of President Nana Akufo-Addo’s list for the Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executive (MMDCEs) Sunday.

A video circulating on social media shows the chairman being mobbed by the marauding party youth and subjected to severe beatings while some policemen make efforts to save him from the wild attacks with warning shots.

In a report filed by Kasapafmonline sighted by GhArticles.com, reports say the party office has been set ablaze amidst the tension.

Earlier on, police in a statement announced an intel regarding a demonstration set to be embarked upon by some members of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) who were aggrieved that their favourite candidate, S.K. Orlando, was not recommended for nomination.

“The Chereponi District Police Command upon receipt of the information quickly invited the Chereponi constituency chairman, Aliu Suleman and some of the youth leaders and after discussing, the chairman and the youth leaders realized the need to keep the peace and abide by the advice of the police not proceed with the demonstration. They also promised to go by the Police Order Act and notify the police accordingly, should they intend to organize the demonstration.”

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The police had also engaged S.K Orlando who was urged to calm his supporters down.

But the youth are unwilling to back down as tension escalates at Chereponi over the DCE nomination.

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Hon. Dan Botwe Releases Full List Of MMDCE Nominees

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Hon. Dan Botwe Releases Full List Of MMDCE Nominees

The Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Dan Botwe has released the list of nominees for Metropolitan, Municipal, and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs).

Addressing a press conference on Sunday, Dan Botwe said the list has been forwarded to the Regional Ministers for the approval process to begin.

“They (Regional Ministers) are going to contact from tomorrow, Regional Directors of the Electoral Commission, get in touch with the Presiding Members of the various Assemblies and start the process of confirming Mr President’s nominees,” he said.

He also condemned the demonstrations embarked on by some party faithful following rumours that some MMDCEs have not been retained.

Mr Botwe stated that regardless of who has been chosen by the President, all MMDCEs, like other government appointees, have been selected to serve the community just like all others.

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“Well-meaning Ghanaians know that we all are aspiring to serve our motherland and if an opportunity is not given at a particular time for you to serve there cannot be any reason whatsoever, why there should be a disturbance,” he added.

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