Foh-Amoaning rebukes President Akufo-Addo over anti-LGBTQ comment

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At a joint news conference with US Vice President Kamala Harris, veteran attorney Moses Foh-Amoaning criticized President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his response to a query about the anti-LGBT bill being discussed by Parliament.

He claimed that Akufo-Addo lost a significant chance to convey Ghana’s position on LGBTQI+ rights to the entire world.

The executive secretary of the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Foh-Amoaning, said this in an interview with Oyerepa TV that was watching. He also said that Akufo-Addo should be aware that the people of Ghana, whom he is supposed to represent, give him his authority as president.

“On the LGBT controversy, my close buddy the president has astonished me the most. because he had the chance to express Ghana’s viewpoint on the issue but failed to do so.

“The president may have his own opinions on LGBTI issues, but at that that moment he was speaking for the Ghanaian people. According to Article 1 of the Constitution, the people of this country have sovereign authority, and all of the government’s powers must be used for their benefit and on their behalf.

Foh-Amoaning reiterated that Akufo-Addo should have specified the activities that Ghanaian customs allowed rather than asserting that he has the final say on the bill and will make sure that Ghanaians’ rights are not violated if it is approved by Parliament.

President Akufo-Addo and Vice President Kamala Harris were both questioned on the subject of the criminalization of LGBTQ+ activities in Ghana at the joint press conference.

On Monday, March 27, President Akufo-Addo responded to the query at Jubilee House in Accra. He denied the claim that Ghana already had an anti-LGBT law.

He asserted that parliament is presently debating the anti-LGBT law, which was supported by “just a hand full of Legislators.”

Even if the measure is approved, according to Akufo-Addo, he will still need to ratify it. He added that changes have been made to the anti-LGBT measure.

“The legislation was a private member’s bill; it is not a government official law, but it is being resisted by a small group of private members.

According to what he recently discussed with the committee’s chairman, “the substantial aspects of the measure have already been adjusted as a result of the Attorney General’s participation.”


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