The debate currently in Ghana is about the LGBT+ bill before parliament to criminalize the activities of LGBT+.
The Christian community in Ghana is supporting the bill. Just this week, the Chairman of The Pentecost Church of Ghana said the voting on this bill should be made public for Ghanaians to see the MPs who voted against or for the bill.
Hon Sam Dzata George, leading member in drafting the bill, was in an interview with CNN hosted by Larry Madowo to enlighten the public about the bill.
In his submission, he refuted claims that the bill when passed will legalize hate and homophobia against the LGBT+ community. He said the bill is to promote proper human se@ual right in Ghanaian family values.
“It’s a bill to promote proper human se@ual right in Ghanaian family values.
Article 39 of Ghanaian constitution is clear that the state shall take steps to inculcate the right Ghanaian values(customary values) into society. The constitution of Ghana state clearly that the National House of Chiefs is the custodian of Ghana’s custom. This bill is supported by the Ghana National House of Chiefs. The president of House of Chiefs spoke extensively during our conference in Kumasi that the Ghanaian Culture forbids Homose@uality.”