Sam Nartey George, the member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, has accused the Attorney General of obstructing the advancement of the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.
Speaking during an interview on the 3FM Sunrise Morning Show with Johnnie Hughes, George alleged that the Attorney General has been filibustering and slowing down the passage of the Bill.
George stated that the Bill is still at the committee level and expressed his dissatisfaction that the Attorney General has not permitted the committee to proceed with its work. He claimed that the Attorney General is an obstacle in the parliamentary process and cautioned that parliamentarians are taking notice of his actions.
George also mentioned that although the Attorney General’s staff have been present at the committee since the beginning, the Attorney General submitted his memo late and has not made himself available for discussions with the committee.
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“Respectfully I will say the Attorney General is filibustering with the Bill. I will say the Attorney General is a clog in the wheel of parliament and he must take notice that we are taking keen notice of it and we will flex our muscle as parliamentarians very soon with him,” he said.
According to Sam George, he is optimistic that the Attorney General will make himself available for discussions on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. He believes that the issues raised in the Attorney General’s memo have already been addressed in the clause-by-clause deliberations and should not take more than 30 minutes to discuss.