The names of three ambassadors representing three different countries and a union have been cited on the floor of parliament over their “brazen disregard” for Ghana’s laws which frowns upon activities of Lesbians Gays Bisexuals Transgender Queers etc. in Ghana and are actively promoting it.
Taking the floor to address the house, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Samuel Nartey George informed the Speaker that on 31st January 2021, European Union and its delegates in Ghana were in attendance when an LGBTQI+ Office was opened in Ghana.
Mr Samuel N. George urged parliament and government not to treat the “open attack on the laws of Ghana with kid gloves”.
“Mr Speaker, as a nation, we were completely taken aback by news of the opening of an LGBTQI+ office here in our capital city on 31st January 2021. Mr Speaker, in attendance at this event were some delegates from the European Union (EU), the Australian High Commissioner to Ghana, Mr Gregory Andrews, the Danish ambassador to Ghana, Mr Tom Nørring, among others.” He said.
He added: “In a shocking brazen disregard for the position of Ghana’s laws on homosexuality, the EU on its official Facebook handled its advertised participation in this event and reiterated its support for all civil society organisations supporting LGBTQI + […] This is nothing short of an open attack on the laws of our country, and such unfortunately irresponsible conduct cannot be overlooked or treated with kids’ gloves. The sovereignty of this country must be respected and protected.”