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General News of Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Source: GNA

'I am disappointed in 18 pro-LGBTQI+ rights defenders' - Rev. Lawrence Tetteh

Reverend Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, a renowned international evangelist

Reverend Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, a renowned international evangelist, has expressed disappointment in the 18 prominent Ghanaians who have expressed their sentiments against the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021.

The 18 prominent Ghanaians made up of lawyers, professors and civil society professionals presented a memorandum to Parliament challenging the bill, which is popularly known as Anti-LGBTQI+ Bill.

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh speaking at the Tema Ghana News Agency Industrial Board Room Dialogue platform said: “I am disappointed with our so-called professors who are to educate us, but are rather supporting the LGBTQI+ things”.

He said it was unfortunate that the elites were rather using languages such as human rights issues to camouflage the issue, adding that “they are using the human right thing to take our minds off the main issues”.

Rev. Dr Lawrence Tetteh who is the founding President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach with its international headquarters based in London, United Kingdom, stressed that, “you need to be a human before having rights, is it human right to sodomise people”.

He emphasized that one of the biggest mistakes, stakeholders would do was to embrace LGBTQ+, saying Ghana does not have the logistics and resources to deal with the effects of such acts.

Rev. Dr. Lawrence Tetteh who is also a tele-evangelist, a philanthropist, a public speaker and the host of Miracle Touch TV programme worldwide, added that accepting activities of LGBTQ+ in Ghana would be an undermining of the country’s culture.

He said that just as the European standard was to marry one, so it was for Ghanaian culture to reject homosexuality and its related community.

“Homosexuality is not our culture, it is also a curse, go to Teshie, Akotolante and some parts of Newtown and you will see the kind of diseases some people are suffering from because of that,” he said.

He therefore called on politicians to heed to the voice of the people as according to him, it would be insensitive on their part to ignore the voices of the people especially when Christians, Muslims and Traditionalists were united against gay activities.

Mr Francis Ameyibor, Tema Regional Manager of the Ghana News Agency, said the Tema GNA Industrial Board Room Dialogue platform, was aimed at creating the needed opportunity for state, non-state, industry players and other stakeholders to address topical national issues such as road safety.

Mr Ameyibor said it was essential for the media to open their doors for national discussion and ensure that; “we must carry everyone along the discourse, the people in the market place, the rural area, the communities and those literate or illiterate, let’s not leave anyone out.

“As media we must reach out to all segment of society irrespective of their status, everyone’s voice or opinion matter in the public debate for national development”.

Mr Ameyibor said in view of these development and conscious of not leaving anyone behind, the Tema Ghana News Agency Regional Office have created three major flagship news platform to serve the public through unbiased dissemination of truthful, factual, accurate, and balance news.

The three flagship news platforms are: “Monthly Stakeholder Engagement and Worker’s Appreciation Day” seminar; “Weekly GNA-Tema and Tema Motor Transport and Traffic Department Road Safety Campaign”; and “Weekly Tema GNA Industrial Board Room Dialogue” platform.