Ghana Speaker Of Parliament Criticizes Kamala Harris For Remarks On His Country's LGBTQ Matters!

Speaker of the Parliament Alban Bagbin has informed legislators that Ghana wants to enact its family values act regardless of what the US says. He referred to US Vice President Kamala Harris' comments as undemocratic pressure when she began her African tour in Ghana this week.

Their actions shouldn't be overlooked. Undemocratic, that! Describe democracy. that I would have to follow someone else's rules on what is good and bad? Never before! In a meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday to examine the draft legislation headed "Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values," Bagbin remarked.


Harris did not specifically mention the measure in a press conference she held on Monday with President Nana Akufo-Addo, but she did state that LGBT rights were "an issue that we regard to be a human rights issue, and that will not change."

LGBT rights are "something that's a key aspect of our foreign policy, and it will remain so," National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters at the White House last week.

Bagbin advised the Ghanaian legislators that they "ought to legislate" and should not be afraid of external pressure. Don't let anyone intimidate you, he advised. "If the entire population is behind you, what have you got to be terrified of? Who can be against you if God is on your side? ”

A bill that makes "aggravated homosexuality" punishable by death and "recruiting, promoting, and supporting" of homosexual "activities" punishable by up to life in prison was enacted by the Ugandan parliament last week.

According to Ghana's proposal, having same-sex with another person would be a second-degree criminal punishable by three to five years in prison. Anyone who promoted the acts forcibly outlawed by the bill may spend five to ten years in prison. Akufo-Addo was also reminded that it was his responsibility to carry out the law, not to create it himself.

This is a warning to the president, he said, "there is no way he can intervene." "Let's be clear: He is not in command until this bill goes before the committee. I am in control.

On the first phase of a journey that would also take her to Tanzania and Zambia, Harris arrived in Accra on Sunday night. Her visit would be centered on democracy, climate change, security, the economy, and the Ukrainian conflict, according to the White House. The US has additionally committed $100 million in aid for Ghana as well as the adjacent nations of Benin, Togo, Guinea, and Cote d'Ivoire.

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