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Anti-Gay Bill: Ghanaians Must Understand its Implications – Gabby Otchere Darko

In a tweet, he emphasized the importance for Ghanaians to understand the consequences accompanying the passage of the bill into law.

A New Patriotic Party (NPP) Stalwart and Founder and Chairman of Africa Prosperity Network, Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko has waded into conversations regarding the passage of the anti-gay law.

In a tweet, he emphasized the importance for Ghanaians to understand the consequences accompanying the passage of the bill into law.

“But, it is the decision of Parliament and one which enjoys huge popular support in the country. The world must understand that. But, Ghanaians must also understand that it comes with consequences. Choices have consequences. We expect the media and the politicians to be fair to the people by letting them know the pros and cons of this decision to impose stiffer penalties against gays, etc.”

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He further encouraged opponents of the anti-gay bill to pursue legal recourse by taking the matter to court.

“We also expect those who believe the bill is constitutionally wrong to do what is right and go to court.  That is democracy! Our institutions of democracy are still strong and alive,” Mr. Otchere-Darko stated.

The bill, which prohibits LGBTQ activities and their promotion, advocacy, and funding, was passed by Parliament on Wednesday, February 28, 2024.

Those found guilty could face a jail term ranging from 6 months to 3 years, while those promoting and sponsoring the act could face a jail term between 3 to 5 years.

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