The Deputy Minority Whip, Ahmed Ibrahim, has disclosed that voting for the passage of the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values 2021, popularly known as the anti-LGBTQ+ bill, will be done in the open.
The legislator indicated that the voting would be secret.
The MP who represents the people of Banda explained that the Minority caucus has met over the issue and decided that the voting would not be a secret ballot.
According to the MP, the Whips will inspect each member’s ballot before they deposit the ballot paper in the box when the day comes for them to vote on the bill.
“Voting on [the anti-Anti-LGBTQ+ bill] will not be secret balloting. It cannot be by secret balloting. If it is in connection of voting or removal of somebody from office or election of somebody into office that is when we do secret balloting.”
“We have spoken to our leaders at party level, we will give you the paper and ask you to say yes, so you will write yes on your paper and show it to each other. Before the paper will be dropped in the box, the party whip will have to check,” he added.