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October 3, 2023
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Come clean on your stance on LGBTQ now – Group urges MPs

The Coalition of Muslim Organisations Ghana (COMOG) is demanding that Members of Parliament should make known their stance on the controversial Promotion of Proper Sexual Human Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.

The religious group alleged that some parliamentarians are promoters of the activities of the LGBTQ community but have been mute on their position throughout the debate on the anti-gay bill before parliament.

According to the leaders of the coalition, this is the opportune time for such lawmakers to come clean and do what is right.

President of COMOG, Abdel Manan Abdel Rahman, while addressing the media after Wednesday’s debate in parliament said “we are offering the opportunity to people who are perceived to be working for the LGBTQ+ community to clean themselves by using this platform. But we still think that individual MPs should take the opportunity and clean themselves and state their positions.”

He further noted that “people know that they are actors, operators and promoters of LGBTQ community, but that is not what we saw, but some how there’s a later sign we saw during the debate,” he entreated.

In a response to the notion that the nation would be denied funding from international organisations due to Ghana’s stance on LGBTQ, Mr. Abdel Raman called for prudent spending and a cut in unnecessary government expenditure.

“We think that there’s nothing wrong with it, it will not bring any financial burden on the state. If our politicians will reduce the expenditure and financial burden they put on the state by reducing the V-8 they use, of course, we will have enough money to take care of people who want to move away from LGBTQ+ activities so that they can be taken care of,” he stressed.

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