LGBTQ+: “I don’t feel pressured by ongoing debates” – Akufo Addo

President Akufo-Addo says he does not feel pressured by the ongoing debates with respect to the passage of the Promotion Of Proper Human Sexual Rights And Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021’.

The ‘Promotion Of Proper Human Sexual Rights And Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021’,also called the gay bill which is yet to be considered by parliament, seeks to unequivocally criminalize LGBTQI+ activities.

According to the anti gay bill, people of the same sex who engage in sexual intercourse are “liable on summary conviction to a fine of not less than seven hundred and fifty penalty units and not more than five thousand penalty units, or to a term of imprisonment of not less than three years and not more than five years or both.”

The anti gay bill also proposes that a person who, by use of media, technological platform, technological account or any other means, produces, procures, markets, broadcasts, disseminates, publishes or distributes a material for purposes of promoting an activity prohibited under the Bill, or a person uses an electronic device, the Internet service, a film, or any other device capable of electronic storage or transmission to produce, procure, market, broadcast, disseminate, publishes or distribute a material for purposes of promoting an activity prohibited under the Bill, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a term of imprisonment of not less than five years and not more than ten years.

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Some persons have argues that the diplomatic community will use visa to intimidate the MPs who are in support of the bill.

Speaking to Kwame Sefa Kayi on Thursday 21st October 2021, The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo stated that he hopes the debeate on the topic itself in Parliemnt will be civil and that persons with opposing views will be tolerant.

“I don’t feel pressured, we are talking about public opinion, we are talking about legitimate process that is being used. What I would hope for is that the debate itself will be civil and that we would recognize the need to be civil and that we would recognize the need to be tolerant of each other even when there are opposing views..,” Akufo Addo added.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu Boatemaa | [email protected]

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