The National Coalition for Proper Human Rights and Sexual Values (NCPHRSV) has indicated that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LBGTQI) activities are strictly against Ghanaian values and must be discouraged.
Chairman of the Coalition’s Governing Council, Dr. Opoku Onyina said “the fight to legalise the LGBTQI is against the culture and values of Ghana and therefore should not be entertained.”
The Coalition made this known on Monday, March 22, 2021 when its leadership called on the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin to discuss issues relating to legislation of LGBTQI in Ghana.
Lawyer Moses Foh Amoaning, contributing to the conversation, said gay rights should not be confused with human rights.
He urged Ghanaians to put the discussions on LGBTQ+ in the proper Ghanaian cultural context, referring also to the fact that Ghana will not be flouting any international law if it decides not to legalize Gay and LGBTQI rights in the country.
He also highlighted some interventions their Coalition has put in place to provide alternatives to comprehensive sexual education.
Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George Nartey, pointed to the gaps in the current legislation regarding unnatural carnal knowledge which does not necessarily criminalize trans-genders, queers, binary, among others.
He hinted that a Private Members’ Bill will soon be laid before Parliament to make clear provisions on all these and how they should be dealt with legally.
Meanwhile, the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban Bagbin assured the group of Parliament’s commitment to provide clear legislation on the matter.
He indicated that as a practicing Catholic, he is pro life and therefore is a strong supporter of traditional genders and the natural order of procreation which prescribes sexual activities between a male and a female gender as against other forms.
The Minority Chief Whip, Alhaji Muntaka, Hon Dela Sowah, Madam Joyce Aryee, Dr. Zakaria were among the key contributors to the discussion.
Source: Parliament of Ghana