LGBTQI+ rights’ll not occur under 8th parliament-K.T. Hammond
Adansi Asokwa NPP Member of Parliament K.T. Hammond has revealed that Majority Caucus of the house do uphold the anti-LGBTQ+ bill despite the fact that a considerable lot of them have not been heard openly talking about it in the media.
The Ex-Deputy Minister of Energy in the Kufuor regime made this disclosure on Monday, 11 October 2021 when he broke silence on the controversial matter.
His remark comes days after Deputy General Secretary of KT Hammond’s party (NPP) Obiri Boahene said that he is “shocked that NPP MPs can’t master courage to speak against homosexuality.
KT Hammond said there has never been a bill completely upheld by every one of the MPs like the counter LGBTQI+ one, he noted.
He said the anti-LGBTQI+ bill has the full endorsement of the majority.
In his view, it is exclusively by chance that a few individuals on the minority side led by Sam George, the National Democratic Congress’ MP for Ningo-Prampram Constituency in the Greater Accra Region, exploited the circumstance of some youngsters at Kwabenya opening an office to advance the exercises of LGBTQI+, to push for a private individuals’ bill on it.
Mr Hammond cautioned that LGBTQI+ won’t ever be authorized in the country by this eighth parliament.
Any MP, Mr Hammond cautioned, who dare vote against the entry of the anti-LGBTQI+ bill, will bring about the anger of Ghanaians at the 2024 elections.
KT Hammond said similarly as President Akufo-Addo, before, gave the most grounded sign that same-sex marriage won’t ever be legalised under his government, so will LGBTQI+ exercises not be authorized under the watch of the current parliament.
He said the majority caucus will push for open balloting on the bill.
No secret voting form will be adopted with regards to deciding on the bill, he guaranteed.
He further said the Christian and Muslim group to try to avoid panicking as the house finds a ways to pass the bill to shield the sacredness of Ghanaian social qualities and ethical quality.
As he would see it, LGBTQI+ exercises tend to obliterate the ethical texture of Ghanaian culture.