The Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin, has urged Members of Parliament (MPs) who have reservations towards the passage of the Promotion of Proper Sexual Human Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill (anti-LGBTQ bill) to openly express their concerns to the House.
The call comes in response to a statement made by Andy Appiah Kubi, the MP for Asante Akyem North and a member of the Majority Caucus, during the bill’s debate. According to the Asante Akyem North MP, all MPs are in unanimous support of the proposed legislation.
Alban Bagbin urged those against the bill to make their intentions known and make suggestions.
“Any member who disagrees with the submission just made by Andy Appiah Kubi that all the 275 are in support of the bill, anybody who is not in support, be on your feet and I will recognise you.”
“Since all members are in support of the bill, I will not gag the House and I will give the House the opportunity to do a proper amendment to the bill.