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Mission Africa Inc. honours Bagbin, Sam George, others for championing Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill

By Franklin Donkoh II Contributor
Social News Mission Africa Inc. honours Bagbin, Sam George, others for championing Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill
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The Executive Board of Mission Africa Incorporated USA/Ghana, in collaboration with the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship, the Worldwide Miracle Outreach UK led by Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Inland Empire Concern African America Churches of California, (IECCAC (UNA- GH), Inter Faith Christian for Jewish Strategic Diplomacy, USA, Christian Bible and Governance, have commended the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Alban Sumani Kingsford Bagbin, the eight Members of Parliament and other groups and individuals for putting up a sprinted fight for the landmark legislation the “Bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values” to tackle LGBTQI+ in the country.

According to a release issued and signed by the President and Founder of Dr. Kodjoe Sumney, the groups have been following with keen interest the attempt by some international and local institutions to abort the passage of the bill at its formative stages.

“We at the above-mentioned organizations are very proud of our gallant Members of Parliament, and our unwavering Speaker who stood up to be counted when it mattered most that despite all the threats and intimidation, put their lives, offices and traveling comfort on the line to resist the immoral Colonialism (LGBTQI+) agenda.

"For this and many reasons, the group will confer on the following: Rt. Hon Alban Sumani Kingsford Bagbin, Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram constituency, Samuel Nartey George, Emmanuel Bedzrah (MP, Ho West) Della Adjoa Sowah (MP, Kpando), John Ntim Fordjour (MP, Assin South), Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (MP, Tamale North), Helen Adjoa Ntoso (MP, Krachi West), Rita Naa Odoley Sowah (MP, La Dadekotopon), Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor (MP, South Dayi) and Lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning, the Mission Africa Humanitarian -“Good Fight of Faith Award,” portions of the release stated.

The awards ceremony according to the statement is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 1st August 2023 at Justice D. F. Annan Hall, Parliament House from 4pm-6pm.

"The general public is therefore, being invited to attend this memorable event to boost their confidence as well as to tell the rest of the world that, Ghana is behind them.

"Let’s come together to encourage our MPs and the speaker to come up with bills that seek to protect and preserve our regional and traditional values, norms, culture knowing that the whole nation will the against both external and internal aggression," the statement added.

Background
Eight members of Ghana’s Parliament jointly submitted a private bill to push for the criminalization of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex (LGBTQI+) activities in the country.

The bill, which they term a ‘Bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values’, was presented to Speaker, Alban Bagbin on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.

The proponents of the bill want the promotion, advocacy, funding, and acts of homosexuality to be criminalized in the country.

In recent times, the LGBTQI+ community in Ghana have featured prominently in news, especially after the arrest of 21 activists in the Volta Regional capital, Ho.

Prior to that, police officers raided a house at Ashongman in Accra that was being used as an office of LGBQI+ Rights and a shelter for the LGBTQI+ community.

The two incidents reignited public debate on the subject with some legislators including the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, publicly declaring their interest in criminalizing all forms of LGBTQI+ activities.

The bill, presented to the Speaker, is the first major step taken towards criminalization.

Read full statement below:
28th July 2023
Immediate Press Releases
Mission Africa Inc. Inland Empire Concern African America Churches of California, honours Bagbin, Sam George, others for championing Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill

The Executive Board of Mission Africa Incorporated USA/Ghana, in collaboration with the Parliamentary Christian Fellowship, the Worldwide Miracle Outreach UK led by Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Inland Empire Concern African America Churches of California, (IECCAC (UNA- GH), Inter Faith Christian for Jewish Strategic Diplomacy, USA, Christian Bible and Governance, have commended the Speaker of Ghana’s Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Alban Sumani Kingsford Bagbin, the eight Members of Parliament and other groups and individuals for putting up a sprinted fight to ensure that the “Bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values” see the light of day.

We at the above mentioned organizations are very proud of these gallant men and women, who stood up to be counted when it mattered most that despite all the threats and intimidation put their lives, offices and visa and traveling comfort on the line to resist the immoral Colonialism (LGBTQI+) agenda.

For this and many reasons, the group will confer on the following: Rt. Hon Alban Sumani Kingsford Bagbin, Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram constituency, Samuel Nartey George, Emmanuel Bedzrah (MP, Ho West) Della Adjoa Sowah (MP, Kpando), John Ntim Fordjour (MP, Assin South), Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (MP, Tamale North), Helen Adjoa Ntoso (MP, Krachi West), Rita Naa Odoley Sowah (MP, La Dadekotopon), Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor (MP, South Dayi) and Lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning, the Mission Africa Humanitarian -“Good Fight of Faith Award.”

The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 1st August 2023 at the Justice D. F. Annan Hall, Parliament House, at 4pm-6pm .

The general public is being invited to attend this memorable event to encourage our Members of Parliament to more, knowing that the whole nation is behind them.

For further information please kindly contact: 0241625034

Signed
Dr KODJOE SUMNEY
(President and Founder Mission Africa Inc.)

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