Ghanaians Should Stop Celebrating Sam George For Criminalizing LGBTQ+ – Leila Djansi

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Sam George’s view on same-sex partnerships in the country has been compared by cantankerous filmmaker Leila Djansi to the infamous Gambaga Witches Camp.

According to Leila Djansi, Ningo Prampram MP’s anti-LGBTQ+ legislative crusade is no different than those who believe that elderly people in Ghana are witches and should be kept to a certain camp against their will.

She asked Ghanaians not to sing Sam George’s praises, but rather to denounce him for pursuing a cause that could put some people in danger.

Leila Djansi raised concerns with aspects of the anti-LGBTQ+ bill which she holds are draconian and should not be encouraged.

Taking to Facebook, below is what Filmmaker Leila Djansi had to say;

“#Ghanaians!! Reason! @samgeorgegh is NOT a hero! He’s a dangerous man. It’s people like him that instituted the Gambaga witches camp where a mere accusation, proven or not, lands a woman in exile. You’re hailing him today, he’ll come after your other freedoms tomorrow for his ego and political ambition.

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“The Gambaga Witches Camp made old age illegal.” Sex and sexual orientation are being criminalized by @samgeorgegh. I’m a filmmaker with Ghanaian ancestors. So, if I direct a show or film on LGBTQ people and I’m in Ghana when it airs and promote it, I might find up in prison? If that deadly bill passes, I’ll have to get my entire family out of there!

‘As a result, anyone may accuse another of being gay.’ You could be stoned to death if your hand unintentionally brushes someone’s breast or penis. Yes. Stoned. Ghanaians burned a military man alive and stoned a lady to death on the basis of a witchcraft charge.

“Sam George is a dangerous man,” says the narrator. A genuine Dzata. A lion that mauls without retaliation. “All that matters is his hunger,” she said in part of her post.

As a reminder, Leila Djansi’s reply follows widespread applause for Sam George following his CNN defense of the bill.

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