Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin has expressed dismay about the activities of Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) people in the country.
Mr Bagbin stressed that he would not partake in any task that seeks to legalise the activities of LGBTQ people in Ghana.
“For you all to participate in it, count me out of Ghana because I will prefer to join my maker than to live.
“That is me, I am a Catholic and I will not do anything that will end the world because God says the world is eternal until he comes back we cannot do that to end the world,” he said.
The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021, also known as the anti-LGBTQI+ Bill, is currently under review by the Parliamentary Select Committee on Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs.
The Committee seeks to provide for human sexual rights and Ghanaian family values while seeking to prohibit the activities of LGBTQ in the country.
The bill was proposed by some eight MPs of both the Majority and Minority caucuses.
Speaking at a press conference in Tamale as part of Parliament’s 30th Anniversary Celebration, the Speaker of Parliament said western countries which are advocating the rights of homosexuals, are already facing backlash.
“…They have the repercussions in their country and I can tell you that in the next 50 years, there will be no indigenous European in the world.”
Mr Bagbin noted that the Bill will be passed under his tenure as Speaker.
Meanwhile, the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee of Parliament has recommended that the House passes the controversial Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021.
According to the Committee, the majority of Ghanaians are in favour of the legislation.