City authorities have pulled down a billboard supposedly promoting LGBTQI activities on the Accra-Tema Motorway.
This follows the complaint and displeasure registered by an anti-LGBTQI group over a billboard on Thursday, June 9, 2022. One of the leaders of the anti-LGBTQI group, and legislator for Ningo Prampram constituency, Sam George, disclosed this in a Facebook post.
He said the billboard was pulled down after a media engagement with city authorities. The MP had earlier issued a 24-hour ultimatum to authorities to pull down the billboard, which he and the anti-LGBTQI group described as illegal.
“Over the weekend, our attention was drawn to illegality that flies in the face of the Constitution of Ghana – Articles 11 and 26 which talk about Ghana’s cultural sovereignty. We noticed that a billboard promoting the activities of the LGBTQ activities has been mounted along the motorway.”
“As sponsors of the bill before Parliament and as members of Parliament who represent the aspirations and will of Ghanaians, we have deemed it important to show up here today to register in the strongest way our displeasure, discomfort and abhorrence for this unholy, unculturable and untraditional advertisement that has been put up on this road,” the MP had said.
In a tweet on Thursday evening, Sam George expressed gratitude to authorities for heeding to their call for the Pro-LGBTQ+ billboard to be removed.