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I can’t even sleep! – Haruna Iddrisu on presidency’s anti-LGBTQ bill ‘threat’

Member of Parliament for Tamale South, Haruna Iddrisu, has communicated profound worries in regards to ongoing correspondence from the presidency concerning a letter addressed to parliament.

In the letter, parliament was prompted not to send the Bill on Human Sexual Rights and Family Values to President Akufo-Addo for endorsement. Iddrisu accentuated the weightiness of the circumstance, expressing that he has been not able to rest because of the apparent danger to democracy presented by the president's communication.

The directive from the Office of the President, dated March 18, 2024, instructed parliament not to advance the counter LGBT+ Bill for official consent. Nana Bediatuo Asante, the Secretary to the President, shielded this choice, refering to the continuous case under the watchful eye of the High Court.

Asante expressed that President Akufo-Addo would just make a move after the court arrived at a decision.

Accordingly, Haruna Iddrisu described the mandate as an endeavor by President Akufo-Addo to use excessive impact over different parts of government, as detailed by

"I can't rest since this is a fantastic danger to Ghana's democracy and a stupendous danger to parliament as an establishment. By Article 93, we are dressed with official power and administrative order. This letter just reflects President Akufo-Addo's mission for transcendence over different organs of state, and that is unsatisfactory and should be battled by all people who love democracy and who esteem the standards and upsides of the 1992 Constitution.

"The framers of our Constitution supplied Ghana with a partition of abilities: the executive, the legislature, the judiciary, and a division of powers.

It endowed us that parliament will be answerable for making regulations, and what powers does the president's secretary have in writing to the Clerk of Parliament and not the president himself in writing directly to the Speaker of Parliament as is required by our standing order so that formally this can be perused as communication from the president?

So in a perfect world, this paper amounts to nothing and should be disregarded by the clerk," he expressed.


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