Bill to criminalize LGBTQ a fruitless journey – Kofi Apkaloo

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Mr Percival Kofi Akpaloo, the Election 2020 Presidential Candidate, says the ‘Promotion Of Proper Human Sexual Rights And Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021’ in parliament, which seeks to criminalize LGBTQ is a fruitless journey.

The ‘Promotion Of Proper Human Sexual Rights And Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021’, which is yet to be considered by parliament, seeks to unequivocally criminalize LGBTQI+ activities.

Speaking on the bill in the studio of Atinka FM’s AM Drive, Kofi Akpaloo stated that jailing this LQBTG when found culpable will not eradicate the act from the country.

He added that the LGBTQ community has been in Ghana for decades and it will take more than a bill seeking to criminalize the act to end it.

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“If the country cuts down on prison sentencing of some minor crimes, which increases the number of people going to prisons, it may help reduce people from getting into LGBTQI act. As a leader of a liberal party, I believe everyone’s fundamental human rights must be respected and, therefore, I’m against the portion of the bill suggesting a jail term for people advocating and exhibiting the LGBTQI+ act,” Kofi Apkaloo told Kaakyire Ofori Ayim.

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