Captain Smart of Onua TV fame has revealed that some foreign-based organizations are offering huge sums of money to influential Ghanaians to have them advocate for the legalization of LGBTQ+.
Captain Smart said that some radio personalities, religious and political leaders have fallen for the bait and are now championing the cause of LGBTQ+ in the country.
Captain Smart made the above-mention revelation on Thursday, October 14, 2021 in the studio of Onua Tv. Captain Smart revealed that similar advances were made to him and private legal practitioner, Moses Foh-Amoaning.
He said he and Foh-Amoaning were offered $200,000 each to campaign for LGBTQ+ rights in the country.
He recounted that some promoters of LGBTQ+ rights held separate meetings with him and Moses Foh-Amoaning to have them support the cause.
“Lawyer Foh-Amoaning and I were handed proposals. They met the two of us at the same venue separately. They said that they like how I handle issues so they wanted me to take $200,000 to advocate for LGBTQ. They also wanted me to recruit people to advocate for this stupid thing,” he said.
Captain Smart explained that he turned down the offer because his conscience would not have judged him right had he picked money over his principles.
For the purpose of clarity, eight members of Ghana’s Parliament have jointly submitted a private bill to push for the criminalization of LGBTQI+ activities in the country.
The bill, which they term as a ‘Bill on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values’, was presented to Speaker, Alban Bagbin on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
The proponents of the bill want the promotion, advocacy, funding, and acts of homosexuality to be criminalized in the country.