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Anti-gay bill: IMF calls for an inclusive society in Ghana

Anti-gay bill: IMF calls for an inclusive society in Ghana

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, has emphasized the importance of inclusivity in the wake of Ghana’s Parliament passing the anti-gay bill. In an interview on Citi TV’s The Point of View with Bernard Avle, Georgieva highlighted the necessity for every Ghanaian to fully participate in national development. “I understand that people in Ghana have taken the bill to the court. All I can say is that a more inclusive society, is a more successful society. You want Ghana to flourish, make it so that everybody can contribute to the fullest of this country.” On February 28, 2024, Parliament approved the bill that criminalizes LGBTQ+ activities, as well as their promotion, advocacy, and funding. Those found guilty could face ...
Parliament unanimously passes Anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Parliament unanimously passes Anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Ghana News, Lifestyle & Social
After nearly three years of deliberation, Parliament has finally passed the highly contentious Anti-LGBTQ+ bill. The bill, introduced in the House years ago, was approved unanimously on Wednesday, February 28, following the completion of the third reading. Proposed amendments to the bill were rejected by the Speaker, Alban Bagbin, during the session. The bill is now slated to be forwarded to President Akufo-Addo for his assent. The Majority Leader, Alexander Afenyo-Markin, withdrew several proposed amendments to the bill on February 21. However, during Wednesday's parliamentary session, Afenyo-Markin reiterated his stance on the bill, expressing opposition to certain provisions. He argued against measures that could prevent individuals or groups from providing support to vu...
Parliament will pass Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill before 2024 election – Bagbin

Parliament will pass Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill before 2024 election – Bagbin

Ghana News
Speaker of Parliament, Alban Bagbin has given the clearest indication that the House will pass the controversial Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill before the 2024 election. Mr. Alban Bagbin gave the assurance in a media engagement on Friday, October 28, 2022. “Sexual Rights and Human Values bill that is being handled by the Committee, definitely we will pass it before the next election, we will pass it,” he said. The Speaker had already asked the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee working on the Bill to expedite work in presenting its report to the house for debate. The bill seeks to criminalise Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ+) activities in the country. In August 2021, eight parliamenta...
The Church of Pentecost Supports Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill With 15,000 Signatories

The Church of Pentecost Supports Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill With 15,000 Signatories

Africa News, Ghana News, International, Pentecost News
The Church of Pentecost has made a strong statement of support towards the legislation of the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill when it presented six memos along with 15,000 signatories to parliament today. The presentation, which was made along with other Christian groups and church denominations, took place at the office of the committee of constitutional, legal, and parliamentary affairs. During the presentation, the Chairman of the Church, Apostle Eric Nyamekye, did not mince words when he voiced out the Church’s strong stance against the activities of LGBTQ+. He said the church has a membership of over three million members, which forms 10 percent of the nation’s population, adding that, with these significant numbers, it is throwing its...
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