Lawmaker for Mpraeso, Davis Opoku Ansah has expressed worry at attempts by the Speaker of Parliament, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin into coercing MPs to think like him concerning the anti-LGBTQ+ bill.
His comment comes after the Speaker declared that the voting on the bill will be made public.
“As we speak, there has not been any attempt by any individual – MP or anybody – to try and legalise homosexuality in our country. Nobody has brought before us a proposal that seeks to legalise homosexuality. I mean what is before Parliament is a bill that seeks to stampede or stop the promotion of the practice,” Opoku said.
“And it seems to be enjoying some support from both sides … but while doing that, we need to look at the constitution as a whole. Everybody has a right, human rights that must be protected. So, this attempt by the Speaker to, as it were, box every Member of Parliament into thinking like the way he does, for me, is very worrying,” he noted.
He continued: “First of all, I think the Speaker should limit himself to the chair. Even before the debate starts, taking sides and positions does not really help,” he said on The Asaase Breakfast Show.