Anti-Gay Bill: Sam George Recounts How He Has Been Blacklisted & Unfairly Treated Outside Ghana

Anti-Gay Bill: Sam George Recounts How He Has Been Blacklisted & Unfairly Treated Outside Ghana

Staunch Advocate against homosexuality and Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram in the Greater Accra Region, Samuel Nartey George has disclosed that his role in the promotion of the Anti-Gay Bill in the country has resulted in numerous negative consequences for him.

The staunch proponent of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 says he is paying a huge price for his stance in ensuring the passage of the bill.

According to Sam George, due to his stance, the West has unfairly blacklisted him over untrue accusations of money laundering. The situation, he says, has made it impossible for him to engage in financial transactions whenever he travels outside the country even though he is a holder of a diplomatic passport.

Speaking on Accra-based Asempa FM on Thursday, the legislator explained that despite the reasons given for his blacklisting, he is confident that it is merely a cover-up, adding that some other experiences he’s gone through in some countries are clearly a result of his anti-LGBTQ campaign.

“I went to do a programme in LSE [London School of Economics] for example, and I needed a student account. The University gave me a letter, but the bank refused to open an account for me. As we speak, I can’t change even one dollar anywhere in the world. They’ve put me on a money laundering list. They claim I am laundering money for evangelical conservatives in the US.

“I can’t change money anywhere, I have done some travels in the UK and Dubai. You know over there, when you want to exchange the money they’ll swipe your passport, so once they do that the countenance of the cashier changes when my name appears, then they hand the passport back to you and say we can’t change the money for you, sorry,” the MP narrated.

The MP also spoke about how he’s been unfairly handled when he travels outside despite being a diplomatic passport holder since the LGBTQ advocacy started.

“Even when I travel with my diplomatic passport, you get pulled out of the line, you think that maybe they want to give you a special service because you’re carrying a diplomatic passport, they put you in a room for two hours; they just leave you sitting there and embarrass you…because you’ve gotten off a plane with Ghanaians and people see security people come and surround you and walk you into a room, search your bags and all of that just to harass you” he claimed.

The vociferous legislator revealed that when all these are said and done and the bill is passed he will write a book to chronicle all the challenges he faced in his advocacy against homosexuality.


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