Parliament has endorsed the imposition of custodial sentences ranging from three to five years for those found guilty of promoting, sponsoring, or supporting LGBTQ+ activities.
Individuals caught engaging in such activities could face imprisonment for a minimum of six months to a maximum of three years.
The bill, aimed at promoting traditional Ghanaian family values, was debated during parliamentary proceedings, with MP Sam Nartey George stating that Ghanaians oppose the advocacy of such activities but respect individuals’ privacy.
“What created the confusion was the establishment of an advocacy for the promotion of the activities. That is what Ghanaians are against. Nobody is interested in what you do in your bedroom”, the Ningo-Prampram MP clarified.
He added: “And, so, the punishment for one caught in the act yesterday February 7, is to be a minimum of 6 months, maximum of 3 years.”
“However, for anyone acting in a willful promotion, sponsorship or support of the agenda, the punitive measure for that is minimum 3 years, maximum 5 years.”