We have not taken a stance on the anti- LGBTQ bill – Rev. Dr. Eric Adu Gyamfi, Chairman of the National Peace Council

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The Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Act, 2024, which outlaws LGBTQ+ activism, funding, and promotion, was approved by Parliament on February 28, 2024.

Those found guilty could spend anything from six months to three years in prison, while those who encouraged and sponsored the crime might spend three to five years behind bars.

Rev. Dr. Eric Adu-Gyamfi, Chairman of the National Peace Council, has clarified that his outfit serves as a mediator and remains impartial on matters concerning the anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

Rev. Dr. Adu-Gyamfi stated that they have not taken a stance on the anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

He stressed the necessity of the group maintaining neutrality after being approached by stakeholders on the issue and mentioned that they are monitoring the situation.

“We don’t have a position on the passage of the anti-LGBTQ+ bill because we are mediators, we don’t take sides on issues like this. There are several issues that have come to us that people expected us to take sides, but realized it was important to remain neutral when they later came for conflict resolution. We are waiting to see how things will unfold, so we know whether to mediate or intervene in the event of a conflict,” the Chairman of the National Peace Council stated in an interview with TV3.

Several parties, including Virginia Evelyn Palmer, the US ambassador to Ghana, have criticised the bill’s passing.

The bill has not yet received President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assent.

Source: 3 news



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