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Ghana’s parliament passes the anti-LGBTQ+ bill

Ghana’s parliament has passed the controversial anti-LGBTQ+ bill. This will see those identifying themselves as one face a jail time of up to three years.

The bill also imposes a five-year jail term for funding and forming LGBTQ+ groups as it prohibits the agenda in the country.

The Members of Parliament had a hard time replacing jail sentences with community service and counselling as the idea was shot down.

The bill will take effect if President Nana Akufo-Addo signs it into law. This is amid unity from legislators from both the government and opposition to see the bill sail through the house.

The new development is among the growing resistance against the group in Africa with many countries expected to join the bandwagon after the recent action by Uganda.

 President Nana Akufo-Addo has already promised to do what is right if the majority of Ghanaians want him to even though LGBTQ+ is already illegal in the country attracting a three-year jail sentence.

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