Some traditional leaders have threatened to embark on a series of demonstrations if Parliament fails to pass the anti-LGBTQI bill into law.
The chiefs told Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5Fm that the bill has been stalled for too long and that parliament owes it a duty to pass it in order to put an end to what they described as evil and contrary to Ghanaian cultural values.
The traditional leaders added that all chiefs across the country would be forced to hit the streets with their citizenry to demand the immediate passage of the Anti-LGBTQ Bill laid before Parliament.
A spokesperson for the chiefs, Nana Obri Atakorah, stated that the traditional leaders, all religions in Africa, and Ghana cannot accept the practice of same-sex relationships and that if parliament fails to pass the bill, they will be forced to demonstrate to show how serious they are.
“Parliament passed the E-Levy Bill at the speed of light, so why has it taken them so long to pass the anti-LGBTQ law,” he said. My position is that same-sex relationships are bad. It is not accepted by our religious groups, chiefs, or any sane Ghanaian. The Bill has been before the House for two years, but it has yet to be passed. Our legislators have a responsibility to do what is right in front of the people and pass legislation as quickly as possible.
“If no one stands up and demands that parliament pass the bill into law, the chiefs will. If we don’t do it, it will destroy our generation and the next, and there will be no one to take our place,” said the Nponuahene of Akuapem Adukrom.