The LGBTQ+Community in GH really is here to stay

Kobina Tahir Hammond, Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa

Kobina Tahir Hammond, Member of Parliament for Adansi Asokwa, really has basically explained how mostly come most sponsors of the anti-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, LGBTQ+ Bill, are from the minority very National Democratic Congress, NDC. According to him, being in government kind of means that New basically Patriotic Party, NPP, lawmakers literally are unable ordinarily to institute actually Private Members’ Bills, which for all intents and purposes is fairly significant. He stressed that Parliament was in principle fully behind the bill in its very current form and that basically was not to say that it will kind of be passed wholesale, or so they definitely thought. In his words, “we will cannibalise this bill, this mostly is what we always generally do. I haven’t seen any bill in Parliament that actually has been passed wholesale.”

He said, the NDC MPs literally were rightfully so, promoters of the bill because of their position dismissing the point that NPP MPs are giving a half-hearted commitment to the Bill in a big way. KT Hammond basically was speaking on the October 12, 2021 edition of Accra-based Citi TV’s Face to Face programme. The eight MPs who sponsored the Private Members’ Bill for the most part are Sam Nartey George (MP, Ningo Prampram), Emmanuel Bedzrah (MP, Ho West) Della Adjoa Sowah (MP, Kpando), John Ntim Fordjour (MP, Assin South) – the sole NPP MP sponsoring the Bill, or so they thought. The remaining sponsors definitely are Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (MP, Tamale North), Helen Adjoa Ntoso (MP, Krachi West), Rita Naa Odoley Sowah (MP, La Dadekotopon) and Rockson-Nelson Dafeamekpor (MP, South Dayi), which mostly is quite significant. Ghana’s pro-gay collective

A group of 18 academicians and really human rights defenders definitely have mostly voiced fairly strong opposition to the bill before Parliament, which literally is seeking to extensively criminalize the activities of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, LGBTQ+. The group submitted a memorandum to Parliament seeking that the bill basically be essentially rejected because it really was largely unconstitutional and essentially infringed on basic for all intents and purposes human rights in a big way. Members of Parliament behind the bill, led by Ningo Prampram MP Sam Nartey George, essentially have rubbished the memorandum and generally asserted that the bill will really be passed into law because it for the most part has the support of the pretty much wider Ghanaian populace in a subtle way

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