“A word to the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. There’s no way he can intervene. That answer he gave, wait until we pass it, and we will direct you to execute it, that is where you come in. In terms of the law which is part of the policy, we will finalise it, then the executive has the authority to implement it. Let’s get this clear,” Bagbin said.
Alban Bagbin, Speaker of the Ghanaian Parliament, referred to the Vice President of the United States’ remarks on LGBTQ matters as being undemocratic.
During her meeting with President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Monday, US Vice President Kamala Harris stated that she had discussed the problem with the President and believes it to be a human rights concern.
At a brunch gathering with clerics, Kamala Harris was attacked by Alban Bagbin.
“I was so happy when I read that Pope Francis directed that no Reverend Father should celebrate over gay or lesbian marriage. Rome has spoken, and it’s final. Committee members that we refer the Bill to, don’t be intimidated by any person. Please let the report flow, we will be guided by our constitution, so what are you afraid of?”
“as the Vice President of the USA, Kamala Harris did yesterday, these things should not be tolerated, that is undemocratic. What is democracy? That someone should have to dictate to me what is good and what is bad? Unheard of, because we have decided to devalue ourselves and go begging? Come on, we have more than enough. God has created more than enough for every person, the Bill will be passed” Bagbin added.
Additionally, he criticized President Akufo-Addo, claiming that he lacks the power to get involved in the proposed anti-LGBTQ law that is currently being debated in Parliament.