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Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi Explains Why the LGBTQI Bill had Delayed

The minority in Parliament is accusing the Committee chairman for the delay in the passage of the Bill for the LGBTQI.

On the other hand, Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi, the chairman of the committee working on the bill says it is not intentional. According to him, the committee has a lot of bills on their desk and that has caused the delay.

“I would want to draw the House’s attention that there are several bills before the committee. We had one in-camera meeting last week, and we have invited the sponsors of this bill for these meetings.”

He further expressed his shock at a committee member, Honourable Bedzrah, who is on the committee and presumes to know what is happening but has sided with the minority.

“Honourable Bedzrah was at these meetings, so it was surprising that the same person who was aware of what the committee is doing will say that the committee is doing nothing about the bill. I want to set the records straight that the committee is on course, so far as bills are concerned.”

The Bill prescribes that people of the same sex who engage in sexual activity could spend up to 10 years in jail.

Varying forms of support for the LGBTQ+ community will also be criminalised if the Bill, known as the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, is passed into law.

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