I Am Against Anti-Gay Bill – NPP’s Gabby Otchere-Darko Charges
A stalwart of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Gabby Otchere-Darko has pooh-poohed the anti LGBTQ+ bill that has been presented to parliament awaiting passage to criminalize the activities of the LGBTQ+ community in Ghana.
Mr Otchere-Darko in a tweet that has gone viral owing to the sensitivity of the issue said he’s a man who would defend the right of minorities everywhere which is why can’t be a part of the seeming injustice from Sam George and his cohort who are pushing for the bill to be passed into law.
I am against the anti-gay bill & not shy to say so. I am a proud Ghanaian who cherishes all that is good about our value systems, including tolerance. And, I will defend the right of minorities everywhere. I have the courage and a sense of justice to disagree with the majority.
Meanwhile, Parliament’s Committee on Constitutional, Legal, and Parliamentary Affairs, is currently holding its first public hearing on the Proper Human Sexuality and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021.
So far, the Committee has received over 150 memoranda from individuals, groups, and faith-based organizations and has programmed to hear 10 petitions each week.
In other news, Highlife legend Nana Kwame Ampadu who died on Tuesday, September 28, after a short illness, would be given a state burial.
This was ammoniated at the Weekly Jubilee Press Briefing taking place today at the Jubilee House by the Director of Communications at the Presidency, Eugene Arhin. This statement was announced
“Finally, the President has taken the decision to honour the late, legendary Ghanaian highlife musician, Nana Ampadu, with a state-assisted burial in honour of his services to the growth of Ghanaian music. This information will be duly communicated to the family of the late singer. And a befitting burial ceremony will be held for this noble son of Ghana.”