A former General Secretary of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah has called on the public to make relevant inputs for the fine-tuning the ‘Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values’ Bill currently before Parliament.
Some Members of Parliament 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.
As a result, some a number of renowned legal, academic and civil society professionals have filled a memorandum challenging the anti-gay legislation.
In the memorandum, they contend that the bill is an “impermissible invasion of the inviolability of human dignity.”
They further argued that, pushing through the bill will be to challenge Ghana’s constitution and democracy.
However, Apostle Dr. Koduah in a Citi News interview insisted that there will be chaos in the country if the bill is not passed.
“Those who have different views should present their memos so that those memos are used to fine-tune the proposed bill so that if there are certain words that have to be toned down, that is done, or maybe the prescribed sentences and the jail terms have to be increased or decreased. These are things we have to look at but to say that we don’t need a law of this nature, I disagree, and we will have a huge problem if we allow LGBTQI+ activities to go on. The whole country will be in a confused state.”
Apostle Dr. Alfred Koduah pleaded with President Akufo-Addo to immediately assent to the bill when it is finally passed in Parliament.
“I want to see the president appending his signature to this bill as soon as it is passed by Parliament because this is so dear to the heart of Ghanaians. If you look at Ghana from the political angle, you will see that the country is polarised which affects everything in this country but with this particular, there is unanimity.”