Anti-Gay Bill Debates: The West needs Ghana, American businesses will not leave Ghana because of profit- Sam George

MP for Ningo Prampram, Samuel Nartey George, popularly known as Sam George contends that American companies operate in Ghana primarily for profit rather than LGBTQI issues.
He asserts that the attractiveness of Ghana for businesses lies in its profitability, and if any companies decide to depart, others will readily step in to capitalize on the profit potential.
Speaking on the Hot Issues on TV3, Sam George emphasizes the importance of recognizing Ghana’s self-worth and rejects the notion that American businesses would leave Ghana solely due to LGBTQI concerns.

“The West needs Ghana,  American businesses operating today in Ghana are not doing so because of LGBTQI, they are doing so because of profit and they will not leave Ghana because of LGBTQI when they look at their profit margin.

“If they choose to pack bags and baggage and leave any other company will come, Ghana is a profitable country to do business in. We must stop cheapening ourselves and making it look like we have no sense of self-worth,”he said.

This statement comes on the back of the recently passed Promotion of Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill on February 28. There are concerns about potential sanctions from the West. The Ministry of Finance has highlighted significant financial implications, estimating a potential loss of US$3.8 billion in World Bank Financing over the next five to six years if President Akufo-Addo assents to the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill.

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