Sam George threatens to haul Prof. Kwasi Prempeh before Privileges Committee over alleged attempts to mislead Parliament

Ningo Prampram MP, Sam George, has threatened to haul the Executive Director of the Ghana Center for Democratic Development before the Privileges Committee of Parliament.

According to the lawmaker, Prof. Kwasi Prempeh had passed some insulting remarks against Members of Parliament when he was making a presentation before Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs on Thursday.

Prof. Kwasi Prempeh had expressed that the promotion of the Bill was a march towards totalitarianism and populism.

He had also claimed that thoughts expressed in the Bill were not original of the proponents.

But these comments, according to the lead sponsor of the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021, are insulting and an attempt to mislead the House.

“You don’t lie to a Committee of Parliament. If he did say on tape, during his submission, which we heard him say, that these thoughts were not the original thoughts but the thoughts of other people we were representing, we will drag him to Parliament,” Sam George said on Joy FM’s Top Stories with Evans Mensah on Thursday.

The Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament on Thursday, November 11, 2021, begun the first of a series of public hearings on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021.

The bill if passed in its current state will criminalize Lesbianism, Gayism, Bisexual, Transgender, and their related activities.

Over 140 memos have been presented to the committee so far regarding the bill. The public hearing on the memos received is expected to last for 15 weeks.


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