There is no anti-LGBTQI+ bill before Parliament — Oppong Nkrumah

Ghana’s Information Minister and member of Parliament for Ofoase/Ayirebi constituency, Hon. Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has asked Ghanaians especially media practitioners to do research and get full facts about issues before they comment on them.

According to him, a lot of Ghanaians are always in haste to run commentaries on issues even if they do not have facts about them.

Oppong Nkrumah speaking on Okay FM on matters concerning LGBTQI+ said some Ghanaians have been misled.

He disclosed that at this particular time, the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Families Values Bill, 2021” is not before Parliament.

Oppong Nkrumah explained that the document in circulation is a draft bill by eight Members of Parliament which is yet to be tabled before the house.

“There are reports of a bill before a parliament to deal with LGBTQI but one should ask if there is indeed a bill before parliament. I can tell you that there’s no such thing before parliament.

“When something comes up, we don’t make time to read and understand it, we just carry along but there is no bill before parliament. Eight MPs have written to Parliament about how they want to regulate LGBTQI issues. It’s called private members draft.

“They held a prayer meeting with Speaker of Parliament to inform him about the bill and the Speaker assured them of his backing. As we speak, there’s no such bill before Parliament,” he said.