Four MPs Have been Called Over To The UK Parliament To Discuss The Contentious Anti-LGBTQ Bill

The UK Parliament’s Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee has been called to a three-day conference to review the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Law, also known as the anti-LGBTQ bill.

The meeting will begin on Monday, June 13, and end on Wednesday, June 15, according to Committee Chairperson Kwame Anyimadu-Antwi.

 

He claims that four members of the Committee have been scheduled to attend that key meeting and that they will depart on Sunday, June 12.

 

“The Speaker received the invitation and referred it to the Committee. This critical meeting will be attended by four members of the Committee, including myself and the Ranking Member.

“We’re leaving on Sunday.” We intended to leave today [June 11], but due to travel delays, we will leave on Sunday [June 12]. So, on Monday morning, we come into the meeting, and by Wednesday, we’re done,” he told TV3 in Accra.

Sam Nartey George, a Member of Parliament (MP) from Ningo-Prampram, and eight other MPs are now proposing a bill that outlaws gay conduct in the country.

If the Bill is passed in its current form, anyone who practices same-sex marriage might face up to ten years in prison.

The Minority in Parliament has accused the Chair of the Committee of purposefully delaying the Bill’s passage, although Mr. Anyimadu-Antwi has angrily denied such accusations.

He stated that the Committee has completed the public hearing and will now move to analyze the Bill clause by clause before submitting its report to the plenary.

 

On Joy FM’s Top Story on Wednesday, he stated the Minority cannot hold him responsible for completing his job properly.

“I am dissatisfied with the words spoken by Honourable Muntaka. He was the Chairman of the Health Committee, and no one interfered with his work when a bill was referred to him… We had finished the public hearing and were ready to go on.

“Now we’ll wrap up the in-camera session and move on to a clause-by-clause review of the Bill, after which we’ll provide our report to the plenary… He couldn’t fault me for performing my job properly, he couldn’t criticize me,” he explained.

a billboard that is pro-LGBTQ

On Monday, supporters of an anti-LGBT+ bill in Parliament gave the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, a 24-hour deadline to remove billboards erected across the city to promote the activities of homosexuals.

The massive billboards were put on major highways around the country in honor of gay pride month, which takes place every June.

On the Accra-Tema highway, one of these billboards was later dismantled.

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