The Minority in Parliament is questioning the decision of the Ghana Aids Commission not to support the anti-gay bill.

Deputy Minority Whip Ahmed Ibrahim is questioning why the Commission under the office of the president will choose not to support the bill after its own reports indicate over 54,000 men had sex in 2017 with over 9,000 contracting HIV/AIDS.

Mr Ibrahim told TV3’s Komla Klutse in an interview on Wednesday, July 5 that “You are afraid that because of international relations, the inflows that you receive from outside will not come and therefore you are rising against the cultural norms and cultural values.

“You, Ghana AIDS Commission, have also reported that the number of AIDS cases is on the rise because of male-to-male relations, so there is a correlation. Once that correlation has been established that there is a link between homosexuality and HIV cases, you should rather be supporting the passage of the bill. So why are you against it? Because of material gains?”

Parliament has adopted the report of the Constitutional, Legal and Parliament Committee on the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill.

This followed the second reading of the Bill on Wednesday, July 5.

After the second reading, members of the House were given the opportunity by the Second Deputy Speaker, Andrew Amoako Asiamah, to debate the motion.

Among the members who contributed to the debate was Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development Dan Botwe, who described as “madness” the activities of lesbians, gays, bi-sexuals, and transgender (LGBT) humans.

He said it is a Satanic force that should not be allowed to fester in the country.

For him, “eternal vigilance” should be exercised by the country beyond the passage of the Bill.