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.
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.