The Deputy Minister for Education, Reverend John Ntim Fordjour and other 7 Members of Parliament have submitted a bill to Speaker of Ghana Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin to ban the practice of LGBTQ+ in the country.
The bipartisan Private Members’ bill according to the eight Members of Parliament bill is aimed at stopping what they described as an invasion of the moral and cultural fabric of the Ghanaian society from LGBTQI activists.
Speaking on behalf of the Honourable members, the Ningo Prampram MP, Sam George explained that the bill seeks to criminalize not just the practice of homosexuality but the promotion and sponsoring of such activities too.
The bipartisan Private Members’ bill when passed into law by the Parliament Mr George noted will serve as a guide to other countries that are also working hard to outlaw activities of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+)
“I can assure you that this bill will be a reference for countries and parliaments across the world, that is the work we have done. Our traditional religion, Christianity, Islam are all religions that preach love and peace and that is what this bill does
This bill does not preach hate, it preaches the saving love of our saviour to all those who are in need. This bill seeks to criminalize not just the activity but the promotion, advocacy and funding of homosexuality in all of its forms,” he stated.
The 8 Members of the House in support of the bill are Samuel Nartey George, Emmanuel Bedzrah, Della Adjoa Sowah, John Ntim Fordjour, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, Helen Adjoa Ntoso, Rita Naa Odoley Sowah and Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor