Member of Parliament, Sam Nartey George, has given the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, a 24-hour ultimatum for an erected illegal LGBTQ+ promotional billboard on the Tema-Motorway stretch of the N1 to be pulled down.
Sam George, who is the lead sponsor of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 joined other members of the Anti LGBTQ+ group on Thursday morning to address the press on the issue. According to him, the erection of the billboard is a violation of the laws of Ghana specifically section 104 of the Criminal Offenses Act.
Speaking to the media, Sam George indicated that failure of the IGP, Executive Secretary of Ghana advertising Agency, the MP and DCE to take action, the citizens will arise to defend the constitution over the weekend our attention was drawn to illegality, and we realized that a billboard promoting the activities LGBTQ+ community have been mounted along the motorway, as sponsors of the bill in parliament and as Members of Parliament we have deemed it necessary to show up here to register in the strongest way our displeasure and our discomfort for this unholy and untraditional advertisement that has been put up on a very iconic road the N1 Tema motorway.
“We are by this calling on the IGP to immediately within the next 24 hours carry out the necessary security operations to ensure that this billboard which is an affront to the 1992 constitution is taken down in conjunction with the MCE for the area.
Failure to take action, as citizens we will take action as enjoined in our constitution to defend the constitution,” he said.