President Akufo-Addo to stay decision on assenting to Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill pending Supreme Court’s Approval.


President Akufo-Akufo-Addo has urged all stakeholders to await the outcome of the case that has been filed in the Supreme Court by a concerned citizen with regard to the anti-LGBTQ+ Bill before any further action is taken.

According to him, he is aware of the anxiety expressed by members of the diplomatic community in relation to this matter.

Nonetheless, the President said it would be proper to wait for the ruling of the Supreme Court.

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“… I have learnt that, today, a challenge has been mounted at the Supreme Court by a concerned citizen to the constitutionality of the proposed legislation. In the circumstances, it would be, as well, for all of us to hold our hands, and await the decision of the Court before any action is taken,” the President wrote in a statement posted on Facebook by Director of Communication at the presidency, Eugene Arhin on March 4.

“I am aware that last week’s bi-partisan passage by Parliament of the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, on a Private Member’s motion, has raised considerable anxieties in certain quarters of the diplomatic community and amongst some friends of Ghana that she may be turning her back on her, hitherto, enviable, longstanding record on human rights observance and attachment to the rule of law. I want to assure you that no such back-sliding will be con-templated or occasioned,”

President Akufo-Addo stated.

He added that “The operation of the institutions of the Ghanaian state will determine the future trajectory of the rule of law and human rights compliance in our country.”

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