Parliament to pass stringent law to fight activities of LGBTQI+

Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, says urgent actions are being taken to pass a stringent law to nib the activities LGBTQI+ and other groups in the bud in Ghana.

According to him, stakeholder consultations are also ongoing, and the results will feed into a Bill that will eventually be passed into law by the 8th Parliament.

Responding to a petition sent by one Emmanuel Abankwah Kesse, a political activist in the Eastern Region, appealing to Parliament to amend our human rights law to fight activities of LGBTQI+ and their presence in Ghana, the Speaker, in a letter dated May 15, 2021, said he appreciated the concerns raised by the petitioner.

Parliament to pass stringent law to fight activities of LGBTQI+

He further stated that the phenomenon should not be encouraged or accepted by our society due to its eventual negative impact on society.

“Urgent actions are being taken to pass a law to eventually nib the activities of these groups in the bud. Stakeholder consultations are ongoing and the results will feed into a Bill that will eventually be passed into law by Parliament,” part of his response read.