Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, the Majority Leader says parliament will consider the ‘Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2022’ before going on recess.
Speaking at a Leaders’ Media Briefing in Parliament on Tuesday, November 7, the Suame MP said it was important for the house to consider the LGBTQ+ Bill because it was important.
“If we are not able to deal with it this meeting, we have to deal with it in the early part of the next succeeding meeting, which will be the First Meeting of the Fourth Session,” he said.
He further revealed that over 90 bills are anticipated to be addressed by the House before the recess.
The bills for consideration include the Appropriation Bill, Affirmative Action Bill, a bill regulating vaccine production, and one overseeing the activities of the University of Local Governance and Development.
The ‘Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2022’ seeks to criminalise LGBTQ+ activities while also promoting traditional Ghanaian family values.
The bill, which was approved by the House, is now under examination and will go through the third reading before becoming law.
The bill is being sponsored by eight members of parliament led by Samuel Nartey George, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP for Ningo-Prampram.