Lawyer Akoto Ampaw has said that it is very ridiculous for anyone to say that he and his other colleagues who are opposing the anti-gay bill have been paid by some people.
He also mentioned that even though he is the lawyer for the President of Ghana, his stance on the anti-gay bill isn’t based on the President’s opinion.
“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. “
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.
In an interview on GTV he said;
“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.