Lawyer Akoto Ampaw has expressed that even though he is a lawyer for the President of Ghana he isn’t representing him on his opposition to the anti-gay bill.
There some 18 human rights defenders who want the Bill titled: “Promotion of Proper Sexual Rights and Ghana Family Values Bill 2021,” to be dismissed by the lawmaking house and Nana Addo’s lawyer happens to be the leader of the group.
In an interview on state broadcaster GTV, he noted that his opposition to the anti-gay bil has nothing to do with the President.
“I do not represent the President of Ghana, I do not. I am his lawyer alright but in terms of my views on public issues, I do not parrot the views of the president. There are policies that they pursue that I do not agree with. I am an independent person.
“I am not like those Ghanaians who because of money and other things will say that my friend is the president so everything he says I will accept. That is not how I have led my life,” he added.
Speaking on the perception that he and the LGBTQ+ defenders have been sponsored financially he said; “Anybody who really knows me, knows that I am not a pimp. I do not take money to carry out other people’s agenda. I fight for principle.
“I do not depend on anybody to make my living. So let us be clear, much more foreign forces. I have all my life fought for the independence and sovereignty of Ghana. So it is ridiculous for people to be suggesting that we have gone and collected money in order to promote this fight. “