The Majority leader of Parliament Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has underscored the need for the members of the House to confront the issue surrounding the LGBTQI+ as a House and not as individuals.
He said the issue confronting them should not be seen as a battle between the Minority and the Majority.
He made the comments at a press conference he addressed on Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
To him, the issue is not one between the Majority and Minority, hence should be confronted as a matter for Parliament.
The MP opined that MPs are representatives of the people and Ghanaians should rest assured that parliament would not turn their backs on them.
He said the Parliament of Ghana will do what was needful and in the interest of Ghanaians.
Mr. Bonus told journalists that justice emanates from the people and as a Parliament, they would be guided by that.
Ghanaians he added have their upbringing and set of values that guide us in life and that is why the Constitution says that justice emanates from the people.
He explained that as a people our religious beliefs influence our way of behaviour and no community in Ghana would accept the activities of the LGBTQI+.
He, however, admonished persons discussing the topic on radio and television to cut off sentiments and emotions when discussing the matter, adding, once we do that, it cuts out the rationality from the matter.
He insisted that Parliament will not disappoint Ghanaians in passing the bill.
The bill he said is being looked at by the Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs of Parliament.
He further advised groups, organizations, and individuals discussing the bill to submit memoranda to parliament for consideration.
On those who have asked for the bill to be debated in the open, he stated that parliament had consistently considered all bills in the open.
The consideration of the bill he said would be smooth and civil.