A coalition of Ghanaian Christian, Muslim, and traditional leaders have sponsored a legislation against LGBTQ people and those promoting lesbian, gay or other non-
conventional sexual practices in the West African country.

The bill was passed by Ghana’s parliament on Wednesday to intensifies a crackdown on the LGBTQ community in the country.

Gay sex already in the country is punishable by up to three years in prison. The new bill tend to stiffen the prison sentence to five years for the wilful promotion, sponsorship, or support of LGBTQ+ activities. The bill has been adjudged to be one of the harshest of its kind in Africa countries.

Though President Nana Akufo-Addo has not confirmed if he will sign the bill into law following international pressure from concerned world powers and sanctions that will follow if he assent to the bill to make it come into force.

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