John Mahama, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), recently voiced his opposition to LGBTQ+ activities during an address to Zongo chiefs in Koforidua on January 31st.
A devout member of the Assemblies of God Church, Mahama emphasized his religious beliefs, which condemn such acts. He firmly expressed his disapproval of homosexuality while acknowledging the government’s stance on the Anti-LGBTQ+ bill currently under parliamentary review.
In response to warnings from Virginia Palmer, the US Ambassador to Ghana, regarding the passage of the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill, Ningo-Prampram MP Sam George urged Parliament to stand firm. In a media interview, he stressed the importance of upholding Ghanaian values and belief systems, resisting external pressures.
George emphasized the need for Ghanaians to preserve their cultural identity and principles, cautioning against prioritizing financial gains over integrity. He highlighted the risk of compromising Ghana’s integrity and sovereignty by yielding to external influences.
In conclusion, George urged against succumbing to rhetoric that passing the bill would have adverse consequences, emphasizing the importance of maintaining Ghana’s integrity and sovereignty in the face of external pressures.