A member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Alexander Ackuako, has urged Ghanaians to put pressure on their MPs to declare their stance on the controversial LGBTQI+ bill currently before parliament.
Mr Ackuako, who was a one-time parliamentary candidate for the NDC in the Okaikwei South Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, made this call while speaking as a panellist on Accra100.5FM’s morning show Ghana Yensom hosted by Kwame Appiah Kubi.
According to him, it is important for Ghanaians to know their MPs’ stance on the debate to criminalise LGBTQI+ activities in the country.
In his view, the situation where some MPs belonging to a particular division of the house are silent on the debate is worrying, to say the least.
He stressed that all MPs must stand against upholding the rights of the LGBTQI+ community in the country, as it has the tendency of destroying the moral fabric of Ghanaian society.
“It is extremely worrying for a section of the parliamentarians to keep mute over the debate that has got many Ghanaians, including chiefs as well as the Christian and Muslim leadership talking”, he noted.
“It is necessary for our lawmakers and policy framers to make their stance known on the matter to clear the doubts in the minds of some well-meaning Ghanaians in relation to LGBTQI+”, he posited.
He further lambasted Mr Akoto Ampaw, the president’s lead counsel in the 2020 elections petition, for spearheading opposition to the passage of the bill.
He argued that it was worrying for the president’s lawyer to be seen speaking for the rights of the gay and lesbian community together with 17 others.
“Mr Akoto Ampaw, a lawyer of that repute, should have known that the country’s cultural values frown on LGBTQI+”.
He said LGBTQI+ must not be entertained in the country.
Source: Modern Ghana