Private legal practitioner and lead advocate against LGBTQ+ rights in Ghana, Moses Foh-Amoaning has said churches are willing to help the state with funds in the prosecution of members of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.
According to him church leaders pushing for the passage of the Proper Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, also known as the anti-LGBT+ Bill, have told him about their readiness to take up such a cost if the need arises.
Foh Amoaning was reacting to resistance of the anti-gay bill by some astute academicians who have argued that the country’s constitution does not permit any private members’ bill that makes provision for the imposition of a charge on the Consolidated Funds or other public funds of Ghana.
“That’s a joke…if it’s the cost of imprisoning and prosecutorial powers, the church has been building prisons for the state. The leaders have told me that if that becomes an issue, they would pay for it. The whole prosecutorial process can be quantified and the church can pay for it,” he said in an interview on Accra-based Metro TV.