The leadership of the Tijjaniya Muslims Movement of Ghana (TMMG), has called on Parliament to expedite the passage of the anti-LGBTQ+ bill which was laid before the House.
According to the TMMG, Ghana was a secular state with its unique values and cultures, which were dictated by religion and tradition and enshrined in the Fourth Republican Constitution.
A statement signed by Alhaji Khuzaima Mohammed Osman, Executive Secretary of TMMG, copied the Ghanaian Times yesterday observed with “disgust how some greedy and uncultured Ghanaians on the payroll of white supremacists from some foreign countries oppose the passage of this great bill.”
“We would like to use this opportunity to encourage and commend the Speaker and the eight honorable members of Parliament who have raised the matter to this level. Indeed, we assure them and the House of our continuous support for the bill until it becomes a law.”
“We further call on our sister organisations such as the Office of the National Chief Imam, the Christian Council and right minded Ghanaians to withdraw their membership from the CDD whose executive director publicly chastises the work of Parliament over the passage of this bill,” the statement added.
“It is our prayer that the passage of the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill in Ghana’s Parliament would encourage same in the Parliaments of other African Nations to preserve African values on sexual and matrimonial matters. In Shaa Allah,” the statement said.
Tijjaniya Muslims Movement of Ghana (TMMG) is the mainstream Sunni-Sufi Muslim family and the dominant Islamic body in Ghana, while Tijjaniya as a Sufi Order is the single largest non-violent Islamic body in Africa, and the most tolerant Islamic Sufi fraternity in the world.