There has been a debate on the passing of anti LGBTQ bill and private legal practitioner, Akoto Ampaw has opined that eve though majority of Ghanaians are in support of the bill they aren’t well informed about it.etails.
Being a part of the Coalition of Lawyers, Academics and other Professionals that submitted a memorandum to the House opposing the current bill before it, Mr. Apaw says just few Ghanaians who are interested in the bill have read it.
Mr. Ampaw who spoke on PM Express on JoyNews said many Ghanaians including intellectuals have joined the support for the anti-LGBTQ bill without assessing the complications of the proposed bill due to the dislike most Ghanaians have for homos3xuals.
“One of the things about this bill is that most Ghanaians do not like homosexuality so all they hear is that there is a move to ban homosexuality and on that basis they say ‘We support it’. In fact, many among them, even the educated class have not read the bill. All they know is that this bill is to prevent homosexual activity. But the actual provisions of the bill, very few people have read it.”
He added that most people supporting the anti-LGBTQ bill whom he came across were surprised when they read the provisions in the bill.