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The founder and the former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute, and a leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Gabby Otchere-Darko has reacted to the anti- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) bill before parliament.
Gabby Otchere Darko in his views believes the anti-LGBTQ bill, will put Ghana in trouble when passed into law.
In his latest face post, he said; " Gay+ activities are already illegal in our country. The President has given his word he won’t legalize it. This Bill can only serve one purpose: to get Ghana blacklisted for hating! Surely, the promoters of the Bill cannot be oblivious of this”!
In another comment on Tweet, Gabby ‘hit back’, saying “I am struggling to understand what the promoters of this Bill seek to achieve. Perhaps, it is what will fix the myriad of problems we are facing as a country like finding jobs for the youth and fixing our roads”.
Some lawmakers in Ghana have proposed 10-year jail term in new bill which when passed, will criminalize LGBTQ+ activism in country.
In Section 6 of the 36 paged document of the bill stated, that anyone who engages in sexual intercourse with same sex "commit second degree felony”, and they will be liable for summary conviction…to a term of not less than three years and not more than five years or both".
The bill; which is standing in the name of Samuel Nartey George (Ningo-Prampram), Emmanuel Bedzrah (Ho West), Della Adjoa Sowah (Kpando), John Ntim Fordjour (Assin South), Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini (Tamale North), Helen Adjoa Ntoso (Krachi West), Rita Naa Odoley Sowah (La Dadekotopon), Rockson Nelson Dafeamekpor (South Dayi); will clearly outlaw the practice of homosexuality in its entirety in the country when passed; even on online platforms like the social media.
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