The Parliament of Ghana, through the Speaker of Parliament, Rt, Hon Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin, has announced that the debate on the Anti-LGBTQ bill will commence from October 26.
In a notice sent to Ghana Africa News, Speaker Bagbin stated that the third meeting of the first session of the eight parliament of the fourth republic shall commence on Tuesday, 26th October, 2021.
The house is expected to commence the debate on the Anti-LGBTQ bill, which was tabled by Hon. Samuel Nartey George, Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram.
This Anti-LGBTQ bill has triggered a lot of conversation among Ghanaians, especially, the religious communities, speaking against.
As part of efforts from the religious community to pass the Anti-LGBTQ bill into a law, the Church of Pentecost, through its leaders has presented memos to support the bill in parliament.
Information reaching Ghana Africa News indicates that the Methodist Church Ghana, The Apostolic Church Ghana, The Christian Council of Ghana, the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, the National Association of Charismatic and Christian Churches amongst other Clergymen and women has also presented about 15 memos with over 15,000 signatories. Yes, 15,000+ signatories to parliament in support of the bill.
Earlier this week, the Catholic Bishops Conference, the Assemblies of God Ghana, the Ashaiman Muslim Community and the Islamic Council of Ghana sent in memos backing the Bill.
According to sources to Ghana Africa News over 100 memos from across the world have been sent to parliament in support of the bill.
Meanwhile, some human rights activist, believe this Anti-LGBTQ bill is an infringement of human right and sexual preferences.
For now, we are waiting for the commencement of the debate to see the outcome.
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