The member of Parliament for the Ningo Prampram Constituency, Samuel Nartey George has bemoaned the high levels of misconceptions expressed by people on the anti-LGBTQ bill currently before parliament.
He says most of the people spreading those misconceptions are only spinning issues but have not really read the bill.
Sam George made this observation during discussions on matters arising from the anti-LGBTQ bill on Newsfile on Joynews with host Evans Mensah.
A number of people have raised concerns on how the bill is going to affect individuals found to be engaged in any LGBTQ act. Professor Appiagyei Atua of the law school at the University of Ghana has opined that there are elements in the bill that violates the rights of individuals.
Professor Audrey Gadzekpo, dean of the school of information and communication of the University of Ghana has also reiterated that the bill is going to infringe on the lives of LGBTQ+ people.
Honourable Sam George, who appears at this point to be the main sponsor of the bill has assured that the bill is not going to infringe on the rights of those found culpable but also provide the opportunity for a fair trial. The bill also protects such persons from physical or verbal attacks.
The bill is yet to be debated in parliament but there are indications that most members of the house are in support of it.
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