We don’t have a position on anti-gay bill – Peace Council

The National Peace Council’s chairman, Rev. Dr. Eric Adu-Gyamfi, has made it clear that his organization acts as a mediator and maintains objectivity when it comes to issues pertaining to the anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

According to Rev. Dr. Adu-Gyamfi, they haven’t made up their minds about the anti-LGBTQ+ measure.

After being contacted by interested parties, he emphasized the need for the organization to remain impartial and stated that they are keeping an eye on the situation.

“We don’t have a position on the passage of the anti-LGBTQ+ bill because we are mediators, we don’t take sides on issues like this. There are several issues that have come to us that people expected us to take sides, but realized it was important to remain neutral when they later came for conflict resolution. We are waiting to see how things will unfold, so we know whether to mediate or intervene in the event of a conflict,” the Chairman of the National Peace Council said on TV3.

The Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Act, 2024, which outlaws LGBTQ+ activism, funding, and promotion, was approved by Parliament on February 28, 2024.

Those found guilty could spend anything from six months to three years in prison, while those who encouraged and sponsored the crime might spend three to five years behind bars.

Several parties, including Virginia Evelyn Palmer, the US ambassador to Ghana, have criticized the bill’s passing.

The bill has not yet received President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s assent.

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