After several calls on the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) to declare their stance on the activities of the LGBTQ+ movement, the party has declared that it does not support the movement.
According to the party, although they respect the rights and liberties of minority groups, it does not condone the activities of the gays and lesbians’ community.
Speaking at the Eastern Regional Delegates Conference in Kyebi, the General Secretary of the party, John Boadu stressed that the NPP has zero tolerance for the activities of LGBTQ+ community.
“The NPP will not support the activities of the LGBTQI+ community. We respect the rights of the individuals but cannot support actions that are against our principles. But should there be a regulation, we would ensure that their rights are protected, but we will not support LGBTQI+ activities,” John Boadu indicated.
This declaration by the NPP makes it the latest political party in the country to declare their stance against the operations of the LGBTQ+ groups.
Some Members of Parliament have sponsored a private member’s bill against LGBTQI activities dubbed: ‘Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021.’
The bill has generated some widespread conversation, with many expressing varied views about some clauses in the document. Many persons and institutions have filed memoranda in support of the Bill and to help fine-tune it.