Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill: Akufo-Addo Is A Smart Politician, He Will Sign It – Foh-Amoaning

Executive Secretary for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values, Moses Foh-Amoaning, has said they await assent of the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill by the President.

According to him, the passage of the bill is not to criminalize individuals, but to provide care, treatment, and support for those grappling with gender identity and sexual orientation challenges.

He stated, “The focus of the Coalition is not to criminalize or dump people in prisons…those people who get caught in these challenges, we were very clear in our mind that what they needed was care treatment and support, and it’s in the bill.”

He said this in an interview on the 3FM Sunrise Morning Show with Johnnie Hughes on February 29.

Responding to criticisms from individuals such as Audrey Gadzekpo and the evolution of perspectives within Ghanaian society, particularly mentioning Member of Parliament Sam George, Foh-Amoaning stressed the importance of education and understanding in shaping viewpoints.

He explained, “Sam himself has been educated by relating with us. He has understood how false this whole human rights argument is, and when I listen to Audrey, she’s only talking standard LGBT template arguments. So, Sam probably then was not educated and he tells me that is the thing that pushed him and made him realize this is serious.”

Mr. Foh-Amoaning addressed the political dimension of their advocacy, citing constitutional principles and the promotion of Ghanaian values as the foundation of their work.

He emphasized, “If you say we’re political you are right because that’s what we are engaged in, we want to ensure that the people of this country are protected and that’s what the Constitution says.”

Regarding the potential response of President Nana Akufo-Addo to the bill, Foh-Amoaning expressed confidence in the President’s alignment with Ghanaian values and emphasized the political implications of any decision he will take.

“Well, the President is a very smart politician and what I’ve told everybody who’s asked me this question is, first of all there’s no President who has ascended the presidency of Ghana who has used the word of God more than this President. So, the point I’m trying to make is, with all that I know about the President, I know he will sign this bill” he asserted.

He warned of significant consequences for the ruling party should the President choose not to sign the bill, predicting electoral repercussions and potential loss of support.

“If he refuses to sign it would be very easy for the NDC will just package the NPP as Trumu Trumu party”.

Mr Foh-Amoaning reiterated the Coalition’s commitment to promoting Ghanaian family values and protecting the interests of the nation.