The Speaker of the 8th Parliament, Hon. Alban Bagbin has said that the anti-gay bill which is before Parliament will be passed with common sense.
The bill titled ”the Promotion of Proper Human S3xual Right and the Ghanaian Family Values has sparked massive debate in the country since it was presented before the House.
Although there has been diverse views on the passing of the bill with many adding their emotions, the Speaker has said that the discourse is a good one for a growing democracy like Ghana.
“In fact, it has assumed some different dimensions. For me, this is healthy for a maturing democracy like Ghana. It is important we allow various shapes of opinions to canvass their position on the bill. As Ghanaians, I want to plead that we accommodate the views of others on whatever perception they have and let’s maintain the peace that we have.
“It is a law that will take into consideration the richness of common sense, human decency, morality, fact and logic. At the end of the day it will be a law that will transform this country into something else,” the speaker made this comment during his opening address on Tuesday as Parliament resumed.
The Speaker assured Ghanaians that the process concerning the passing of the bill will be made public hence calling on the members of Parliament to allow religious bodies and Civil Society Organistions (CSO) to participate in the deliberation.
“The seating of the Committee will be public and the decision of this House will be public. We will want to know where each Member of Parliament comes in”., he mentioned.