A former spokesman for the Ministry of Education Vincent Ekow Assafuah has said Parliament’s decision to pass the anti-LGBTQ+ bill into law to ban gay and lesbianism will block the nation chance of getting loans from world leaders.
According to the Member of Parliament for the Old Tafo Constituency, the anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender. bill when passed to the law will also affect the government’s plan to procure coronavirus vaccines from the US and UK.
Hon Vincent Ekow Assafuah speaking in an interview monitored by EducationWeb.com.gh said it is impossible for Parliament to approve loans from countries in support of LGBTQ+ and make a law to prohibit such practice.
“Parliament last week approved a loan of about $200 million from the Western World just for the impact of Covid or if you like to buy vaccines but the monies are from a source we are aware is in support of gay,” he stated.
However, the Deputy Minister for Education, Rev Ntim Fordjour and 7 other Members of Parliament have submitted a bill to the 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.
The Ningo Prampram Member of Parliament, Sam George speaking on behalf of his colleagues said their 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+).
The 8 MPs 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