The Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale Central, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has stressed that no level of influence from abroad will force Ghana to legitimise LGBT+ in the country.
The conversation on Ghana’s anti-gay bill has gone international following the interview granted by Ningo Prampram MP Same George last Friday on CNN.
In the interview, Sam George who is one of the Parliamentarians championing the anti-gay bill clarified misconceptions in the bill put forward by the host while insisting that Ghana will not allow American values to be imported into the country.
With the conversation on the bill continuing today, Tamale Central MP Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed has taken a firm stand on his support for the legalisation of the bill.
According to him, Ghana will not kowtow to accept LGBTQI+ even if the country is choking in its own blood.
“I want the United Kingdom and America to understand that even if we are choking in our own blood we will not surrender to this nonsense. We will not surrender because it is an affront to our values,” the MP said in an interview on TV3 on Monday.
The Tamale Central lawmaker continued, “It is an affront to our culture, it is an affront to our religion. We will not surrender because it is an affront to our religion. We will not surrender because it is an affront to our laws, this government must have a position.”
With parliament resuming sitting this month, the anti-gay bill is expected to be looked at.
Despite support from both majority and minority MPs as well as religious organisations, a group of Ghanaians made up of educationists and lawyers have presented a memorandum to parliament to oppose the passage of the bill.