The New Patriotic Party (NPP), says it condemn activities of LGBTQ+ groups.
The General Secretary of the NPP, John Boadu said: “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.” He made this statement while speaking at their Eastern Regional Delegate conference held in Kyebi.
According to him, the NPP’s tradition frowns on the practice of gays and lesbians, insisting that the government will not endorse activities, bisexual, gays, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI+) in Ghana.
He stated, “for us the NPP, we are a Center-Right political party, our values are clear. We believe in the family system, we believe in chieftaincy, we believe in the protection of human rights.”
An Anti LGBTQI+ bill which seeks to promote Proper Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Value has generated some widespread conversation, with many expressing varied views about some clauses in the document.
The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu, had earlier assured that the House’s leadership will not obstruct any decision to open up proceedings at the committee level on the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill to the public.
In an address to the media on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, the Majority Leader said the committee would be allowed to take its own decision on the request for a public hearing on the memoranda and petitions presented on the Bill.