Today on JoyNews, Newsfile host, Samson Lardy Anyenini and his guests discussed the threats, cost and sponsors involved in the Anti-LGBTQ conversation.
The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill has sparked controversy in the country since it was presented to Parliament in June.
Although Parliament has received over 100 memoranda in support of or against the Anti-LGBTQ Bill, several religious and traditional bodies are demanding that Parliament expedites processes to pass the bill into law as values of the LGBTQ community contravene the cultural practices of the Ghanaian society.
Majority leader, Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has urged citizens to desist from issuing threats against legislators to pass the said bill into law and suggested that the Executive, through the Attorney General could sponsor the anti-LGBT bill, instead of the current approach of it being laid before parliament through private members.
Amidst discussions to criminalise same-sex related activities, some Members of Parliament have alleged that they have been denied visas to international countries over the matter.
On the matter, North Tongu legislator, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa has noted that Parliament will probe the allegations of visa sabotage against some MPs after its recess, which is to end Tuesday, October 26.
Meanwhile, the Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) and the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) have indicated that prices of fuel will be adjusted upwards by at least 7 per cent at the pumps today, Saturday.
This comes at a time when President Akufo-Addo has granted approval to zero the Price Stabilisation and Recovery Levies on petrol, diesel, and LPG for a period of two months.
For Ghanaians to benefit from the relief, the NPA say Parliament must approve the President’s directive. Already, fuel consumers have bemoaned expected hardship as prices shoot up.
The show also delved into government’s response to cushion Ghanaians against the impact of increased fuel prices.
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