A farmer named Paul Boama-Sefa has taken legal action by filing a lawsuit to prevent the Speaker of Parliament from advancing the Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021, commonly known as the LGBTQ+ Bill.
The suit argues that the legislative process should be put on hold until the statutory provisions of section 100(1) of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) are adhered to.
In the lawsuit, Mr. Boama-Sefa, acting as the plaintiff, has also included the Attorney General (A-G) as a party, requesting an order that directs the Speaker, his deputies, agents, assigns, and privies to ensure compliance with section 100(1) of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921) before proceeding with any further actions related to the Bill.
Furthermore, the lawsuit seeks a permanent injunction restraining the defendants from committing any additional violations of the Public Financial Management Act, 2016 (Act 921).
The lawsuit raises significant concerns regarding compliance with financial regulations and highlights the importance of following due process in legislative procedures.
The legal action adds another layer of complexity to the already contentious LGBTQ+ Bill, as stakeholders continue to engage in vigorous debates surrounding its content and potential implications for Ghanaian society.