The Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill currently before Parliament will meet the aspirations of all when it’s passed into law, President Akufo-Addo has declared.,
It was in response to a question he was asked at a joint press conference with visiting United States Vice President Kamala Harris.
President Akufo-Addo is hopeful that Parliament will come out with a responsible response to the bill.
“The Bill is going through Parliament, the Attorney General is doing its part regarding the constitutionality or otherwise of its provisions and Parliament is dealing with it. At the end of the process, I will come in, but in the meantime, Parliament is dealing with it. And I know that the Parliament of Ghana will show us what it’s done in its past. First of all, it’s a sensitive human rights issue, as well as the feelings of our population and will come up with a responsible response to the proposal,” President Akufo-Addo stated.
Meanwhile, this week the Parliamentary Committee on Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs is expected to present its report on the anti-LGBTQ+ bill.
One of the bill’s sponsors, Samuel Nartey George, Member of Parliament for Ningo-Prampram, stated that the bill would be presented to the House after their deliberations.
“When we finished the deliberations, I asked the Attorney General a question if the bill in its current form infringes on the human rights of any Ghanaian, and he was happy with the bill. He was emphatic and stated that absolutely not. He wants me to tell the media that he supports the bill. The bill is expanding the frontiers of our legal jurisprudence. The Committee has finished deliberations, and it’s at the behest of the Chairman. So I believe that the final report of the Committee may be laid before the house rises.”