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Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill: For Ghana to flourish, you need an inclusive society - IMF boss

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Kristalina Georgieva

2 months ago
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The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva says Ghana must consider the wellbeing of all Ghanaians before signing into law the Anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

She said the bill which was passed by parliament some weeks ago should not jeopardise others' choices if Ghana wants to develop. 

“I understand that people in Ghana have taken the bill to the court. All I can say is that a more inclusive society is a more successful society. You want Ghana to flourish, make it so that everybody can contribute to the fullest of this country.”  Kristalina Georgieva told Citi TV in an interview monitored by Theannouncergh.com.

The Anti-LGBTQ Bill if passed into law will criminalise all its activities, as well as their promotion, advocacy, and funding.

Offenders will serve a jail term ranging from 6 months to 3 years, while those promoting and sponsoring the act could face a jail term between 3 to 5 years.

The international community has kicked against the bill describing it as “harsh” on “inhumane” on the gay community - while some sections of Ghanaians want President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to assent to the bill.

source: Theannouncergh.com