A professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Kwame Karikari, has mentioned the present anti-gay invoice which is being promoted by Ningo Prampram lawmaker Samuel Nartey George and a few of his colleague legislators, is harmful as a result of it seeks to advertise hate for homosexuals within the nation.
In the view of Prof Karikari, gays and lesbians are human beings and need to be revered and guarded as another particular person.
To that finish, he mentioned, any regulation that seeks to create issues for this group needs to be rejected.
He mentioned this whereas talking on the First Take with Dzifa Bampoh on 3FM on Monday October 4.
The former Director General of the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) mentioned he and some of his colleagues who’re preventing for the rights of homosexuals to be revered in Ghana will maintain a public discussion board to debate this topic.
“Hopefully, the media might also need to decide up the talk, debate them in order that the general public will immediately get to know the views that we maintain and the views that the proponents of what we thought of to be a harmful invoice, additionally maintain.
“We suppose we reside in a democracy and we should be grateful to God that we reside in a democracy in order that no matter parliament, the manager or any department of presidency does, it is going to be brazenly mentioned and other people can due to this fact take their selections after which the lawmakers and the executives also can take some knowledge from the general public debate.
“We know that the majority societies have prejudice towards homosexuality, lesbianism and these different social practices. We are under no circumstances shocked that the overwhelming majority have prejudiced and even hate these small minority of individuals in society. We don’t have any drawback with that. What we’re saying is that this.
“This regulation is establishing the minority up. Our structure doesn’t discriminate about people beings except the proponents of this invoice, except the 95 per cent who say they don’t like homosexuality, we wish them to say that homosexuals, lesbians should not human beings. Are they human beings or are they not human beings?
“If they are human beings then we think that they are protected by the constitution so any law that is made to arouse, promote engineer and mobilize hate against that minority is against the rights of those minority people and should not be passed.”
The invoice searching for to criminalise homosexuality in Ghana has been laid in Parliament. The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill was laid within the House on Monday, August 2 and skim for the primary time.
Reading for the primary time, a clerk within the legislative meeting said that the Bill proscribes lesbian, homosexual, bi-sexual, transgender, queer and intersex (LGBTQI) and different associated actions and propaganda or advocacy and promotion for similar.
It additionally got here to mild that it helps safety for youngsters and individuals who’re victims or accused of homosexuality.
Second Deputy Speaker Andrew Asiamah Amoako referred the Bill to the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Committee for consideration.
“For the first time, it is referred to the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs for consideration and report,” Mr Asiamah Amoako, who can be the MP for Fomena, directed.
The controversial invoice has already divided opinion within the Ghanaian public discourse.
While some, notably the non secular and conventional groupings, have supported the Bill and hopeful of its passing, others say it might incur the wrath of the worldwide group towards Ghana.
By: Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana