The Constitutional, Legal, and Parliament Committee’s motion to support the Ghanaian Family Values Bill and proper human sexual rights has been approved by the legislature.

This came after the Bill’s second reading on Wednesday, July 5.

The Second Deputy Speaker, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, offered the House the chance to discuss the motion following the second reading.

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The activities of lesbians, homosexuals, bisexuals, and transgender (LGBT) people were referred to as “madness” by the Minister of Local Government, Decentralization, and Rural Development, Dan Botwe, who participated in the discussion.

It is a Satanic power, he claimed, and it shouldn’t be allowed to fester in the nation.

According to him, the nation should continue to maintain “eternal vigilance” once the Bill is passed.

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Ahmed Ibrahim, the deputy minority chief whip, praised early opponents of homosexuality by mentioning Apostle Opoku Onyinah, the former head of the Church of Pentecost, and Moses Foh-Amoaning, the executive secretary of the National Coalition of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values.

The Ghana Aids Commission’s opposition to the Bill was denounced by him.

On Wednesday, a heated argument between Tamale Central MP Murtal Ibrahim Mohammed and Member of Parliament (MP) for Ablekuma West Ursula Owusu-Ekuful caused a brief halt in proceedings.

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Speaker Andy Asiamah, who was present at the proceedings, gave the clerk the order to record the conversations.

The proposal was subsequently approved by the Fomena MP for consideration prior to Third Reading’s concluding stage on the floor.


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