LGBTQI+ Bill: Parliament to begin sitting next week

The Parliamentary committee in charge of Ghana’s anti LGBTQI+ Bill will begin sitting next week.

The bill, formally known as the Promotion of “Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill”, has attracted a total of 150 memoranda by the public.

The Deputy Chairman of Business Committee, Mr Alexander Afenyo-Markin who made the announcement indicated that from next week, the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament will begin sitting to consider the various memoranda that have been received on the bill against LGBTQI+ activities in Ghana.

According to the lawmaker, 10 memoranda will be considered by the committee each week to make room for the parties who submitted the memoranda to be heard on the bill.

He added that after hearing all the stakeholders, a report will be prepared and submitted to Parliament for consideration and for progress to be made .

Mr Afenyo-Markin, who is also the Deputy Majority Leader, revealed this after he was asked by the First Deputy Minority Whip, Mr Ibrahim Ahmed, who sought to know the roadmap to the passage or otherwise of the bill.

So far, both the Majority and Minority Caucuses of Parliament have publicly shown their support for the passage of the bill but have also agreed to fine tune it by making some amendments before a possible passage.

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