Dafeamekpor wants the High Court to order Bagbin and Akofo-Addo to act on the LGBTQ+ bill within seven days.

By flymultimediaghana Mar25,2024
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Member of Parliament (MP) for South Dayi, Rockson Nelson-Dafeamekpor, has filed a new case at the High Court in an effort to expedite the legislative process around the controversial anti-LGBT bill in Ghana.

Dafeamekpor wants the High Court to order Bagbin and Akofo-Addo to act on the LGBTQ+ bill within seven days.
Dafeamekpor wants the High Court to order Bagbin and Akofo-Addo to act on the LGBTQ+ bill within seven days.

The application, which was filed on March 22, aims to force the Speaker of Parliament to send the bill to the President as soon as possible within a constrained seven-day period.

The application, which is presented as a mandamus for judicial review, is based on the claim that the Human Sexual Rights and Family Values Bill has passed all required legislative phases as stipulated by Ghana’s 1992 Constitution, Article 106.

According to the plaintiff, it would be a breach of legislative duty if the bill wasn’t sent to the president right away.

Murtala Inusah, the Legal Affairs Correspondent for the EIB Network, explained that a mandamus application is used to force government officials to fulfill their duties or address any abuses of power.

The MP’s legal action in this case emphasizes how important it is to follow constitutional procedures while dealing with the anti-LGBT bill.

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