Three ambassadors from three different countries and a union have been named on the floor of parliament for their “brazen disrespect” for Ghanaian laws that criminalize lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer behaviors and aggressively promote them.
Taking the floor to address the house, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram Samuel Nartey George informed the Speaker that the European Union and its delegates in Ghana were there on the 31st of January, 2021, when an LGBTQI+ Office was opened in Ghana.
“Mr. Speaker, as a nation, we were completely taken aback by news of the opening of a 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 + […] “
According to the Ningo-Prampram lawmaker, “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.”