Speaker Alban Bagbin has instructed the Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs Committee to expedite work on the Anti-LGBTQ bill, which promotes sexual human rights and Ghanaian family values, to ensure its passage by next week.
He issued the directive during Parliament’s meeting on Wednesday, November 22, 2023.
He called the law the most essential and demanded that it be worked on.
He believes they must complete it next week since it has been delayed for much too long.
“The most important bill, I insist that next week we have to take it and finish it. It’s been pending for a long time, and questions are being raised.”
“When you delay in doing some of these things, it creates suspicion, and we know how dearly our people hold the critical nature of that bill. And so we should please move to make sure that it is passed.”
The anti-LGBTQI+ bill is currently in the consideration stage.
When passed, it would criminalise LGBTQ+ and related activities, prohibit the propaganda, advocacy for, or promotion of LGBT and related activities, and provide for the protection of and support for children and persons who are victims or accused of LGBT and related activities.
By: Rashid Obodai Provencal/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana