Members of the Majority Caucus of Parliament, contrary to some views that they have been quiet over the anti-Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer, Intersex debate in Ghana are now coming out to express their views on the bill laid before parliament.
One of the members who has strongly come out is the legislator for Adansi Asokwa KT Hammond who is very optimistic that the anti-LGBTQI+ bill will get full support from both sides of the house.
He was however quick to explain that the bill will be fine-tuned to ensure it does not infringe on the rights of citizens, he added that no matter what the bill will be passed to criminalize LGBTQI and its related activities.
“I don’t think this Bill will go up wholesale. The Bill will definitely be scrutinized, so we make sure it doesn’t offend the rights of anyone and get the consideration right. But absolutely, all the 137 NPP MPs are in support of this Bill,” he stated.
Mr Hammond added that he cannot come to terms with the arguments raised by persons against the Bill. The MP was also of the view that he cannot fathom why some individuals will throw support to encourage gay rights.
In expressing his solidarity to his colleague legislators who are fronting for the passage of the bill, the former Deputy Energy Minister categorically stated that never will the country give room to LGBTQI+ rights under the current Parliament.
Adding that the silence of the Majority Caucus of Parliament should not be misconstrued as their complete disapproval to have the Bill passed.
He assured Ghanaians by explaining that “What we are saying is that we will not allow the proponents of LGBTQI+ rights to pollute the public morals of this country… We will not agree. Those kicking against the bill have no vote in Parliament. We will bring the law out, and we are clear in our minds that if the Bill comes to Parliament we will support it.”
“The bottom-line so far as I am concerned is that we [Parliament] will not allow homosexuality to take seed in Ghana; whichever form that will get it going, we will not allow that. I am very confident about that. There are other MPs with a kind of hatred for this Bill. You have no idea. There are those who are even more passionate than I am. They might not have publicly come out to say it, but we simply do not want to hear anything LGBTQI+, period “, KT. Hammond.