We need to know how the billboard is connected to LGBTQ before action is taken – Lawyer

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A private legal practitioner, Osman Alhassan has said authorities will first of all have to know how the billboard which is located in Accra, purporting to be advertising homosexuality in Ghana, is connected to the LGBTQI community before any action is taken within the law.

This comes after sponsors of the anti-LGBTQI bill in Parliament, led by Samuel Nartey George have given the Police 24 hours to pull down the billboard.

Sam George who is Ningo Prampram lawmaker said the billboard is an affront to the 1992 Constitution there if the Inspector General of Police fails to act , he and other citizens of this country will take action within the legal framework to destroy the bill board.

“As sponsors of the bill before Parliament and as Members of Parliament who represent the aspirations and will of the Ghanaian people, we have deemed it important to show up here today to register in the strongest term our displeasure, our discomfort and our abhorrence for unholy, uncultural and untraditional advertisement that has been put up on a very iconic road the N1, the Tema motorway.

“We are by this, calling on the Inspector General of Police Dr Akuffo Dampare to immediately, within the next twenty four 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 by the Constitution to defend the Constitution,” he said while he and some lawmakers and anti-gay activist such as Moses Foh-Amoaning, visited the location of the billboard on Thursday June 9.

Speaking on this development on the First Take with Dzifa Bampoh on Thursday June 9, Mr Osman Alhassan said ” We need to know how any billboard is connected to that community before any activity is done according to the law.”

By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana

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