Mr. Sam Nartey George, member of parliament for the Ningo Prampram constituency, has committed to preserve Ghana’s 1992 Constitution by removing the LGBTQ+ billboard off the N1 Tema highway within 24 hours.
On Thursday morning, June 9, 2022, Sam George, the primary proponent of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, along with other members of the Anti LGBTQ+ organization, addressed the press on the subject.
According to him, the erection of the aforementioned billboard breaches section 104 of the Criminal Offenses Act of Ghana’s 1992 Constitution; therefore, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akufo Dampare, must collaborate with the MCE of the area to remove it.
“We are hereby requesting the IGP to promptly, within the next 24 hours, conduct the required security operations to guarantee that this billboard, which offends the constitution of 1992, is removed in conjunction with the MCE for the region. “In the event of inaction, as citizens we shall protect the constitution as required by our constitution,” he vowed.
Mr. Sam George expressed his displeasure upon learning over the weekend that a billboard promoting LGBTQ+ events had been installed on the N1 Tema highway.
“…over the weekend, our attention was drawn to an illegality when we discovered that a billboard promoting the activities of the LGBTQ+ community had been mounted along the highway,” he said. “As sponsors of the bill in parliament and Members of Parliament, we deemed it necessary to appear here to register in the strongest way our displeasure and our discomfort for this unholy and untraditional advertisement that has been placed on a very iconic road, the N1 Tema motorway.”
Since 2021, Mr. Sam George has fought for the repeal of the anti-gay legislation currently pending in Parliament.