Speaker criticizes Kamala Harris: Alban Bagbin, the Speaker of Parliament, criticized US Vice President Kamala Harris for her remarks about Ghana’s stance on LGBTQ+ issues.
This occurred after Kamala Harris was questioned about the Jubilee House construction on Monday. Although Madam Harris didn’t specifically address the anti-gay legislation in Ghana’s parliament, she did reiterate her view on minorities’ violations of human rights and added that her position hasn’t changed.
She informed the gathering “I feel very strongly about the importance of supporting freedom and supporting the fighting for equality among all people, and that all people be treated equally. I will also say that this is an issue that we consider, and I consider to be a human rights issue, and that will not change.”
Nonetheless, the Speaker of Parliament said that her remarks were anti-democratic and “should not be permitted.”
Speaker criticizes Kamala Harris: What he said
“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, is just because you are looking at somebody’s shares not yours. We have enough in the world, the bull will be passed.” stated Mr. Bagbin on Tuesday.
The Speaker asserted that no one can impose their will on our nation during a discussion with some religious leaders, particularly in regards to the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.
He also criticized President Akufo-Addo for claiming that he could not influence Parliament’s consideration of this law.
“This is a word to His Excellency the President, 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. That is why we are representatives of the people so in terms of the law which is part of the policy, we will finalise it, then the executive has the authority to implement it to execute it. let’s get this clear, whiles this bill is before here, he is not in charge I am in charge.” he asserted.
The bill, which is presently before the Constitutional and Legal Affairs Committee, has been moving slowly, and the Speaker expressed his confusion over this.