Founding Member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) and former CEO of Volta River Authority, Dr. Charles Wereko-Brobby has jumped to the defense of Ghanaian LGBTQI people who are constantly harassed and threatened in the country.
This comes after the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Alban S.K. Bagbin revealed in a response letter to a petitioner, that consultations – with stakeholders – are being held by parliament, so that an ‘anti-LGBTGI’ bill can be introduced. This bill, when passed into law, will be a reference point in clumping down on all LGBTQI-related activities in the country.
“Urgent actions are being taken to pass a law to eventually nib the activities of these groups in the bud. Stakeholder consultations are ongoing and the results will feed into a Bill that will eventually be passed into law by Parliament,” part of the Speaker’s letter reads.
However, for Wereko-Brobby, the very day parliament will introduce and subsequently pass a law that will be hostile to LGBTQI people, that day will be the day Ghana would “return to the heart of darkness”
According to him, LGBTQI people are also Ghanaians and therefore need to enjoy the rights and freedoms that any other Ghanaian is entitled to under the 1992 constitution.
In a facebook post, he wrote: “A return to darkness.
Parliament to legislate to deprive some citizens of their right to free association under Akufo-Addo rule???
LGBTQI citizens are Ghanaians too.” [sic]