In the letter, George expresses surprise at Ambassador Palmer's concerns that upholding Ghanaian values and rejecting LGBTQI rights might deter US investors. George questions whether American investors seek partners lacking in values, emphasizing that integrity and values are fundamental to partnerships.
He further points out that Ghana's intolerance of religious extremism hasn't deterred American investors, and the country remains welcoming to investors who uphold integrity and respect cultural values.
George assures that Ghana's proposed legislation on LGBTQI issues aligns with American laws in states like Florida and Kentucky and that the US Supreme Court largely agrees with Ghana's stance.
The MP concludes the letter by expressing optimism for a mutually beneficial business relationship between Ghana and the United States.
Read Sam George‘s full statement below:
Dear Virginia Palmer, US Ambassador to Ghana, I have seen videos of your comments at the US-Ghana Business Summit.
You have expressed fears that investors from the US would not find Ghana attractive if we as Ghanaians uphold our values and reject the depravity of LGBTQI. I find that really surprising.
Are American investors looking to invest in a Country and with partners who have no values? I thought the basic test of a potential partner is integrity and values? Ghana as you know is very intolerant of religious extremism. Has that made American investors wary of Ghana as an intolerant investment destination?
Let me reassure you and the U.S. Embassy Ghana that Ghana remains welcoming and open to American investors as a stable, viable democracy. We welcome investors who value the principles of integrity and respect the cultural values of their partners.
I am confident it should not be a worry as our intended legislation is NOT different from American laws in states like Florida and Kentucky. I believe the US Supreme Court agrees largely with Ghana's position.
Cheers to a mutually beneficial business relationship between and the .