Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Ghana’s Minister for Communication and Digitalization, has criticized oral and anal sex in support of the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021,” also known as the anti-LGBTQ Bill.
A Member of Parliament (MP), Owusu Ekuful, representing Ablekuma through the Patriotic Party (NPP) on the floor of the Parliament, on Wednesday said those practising anal and oral sex are breaching the Ghanaian law.
The lawmaker urged women who were coerced into having oral and anal sex by their husbands to report the incidents to the police for aid.
Mrs Owusu-Ekuful said: “Mr Speaker, for the avoidance of doubt and the information of all Ghanaians, oral sex, anal sex regardless of whether it is between woman and man, man and man or woman and woman is illegal under our law and so, if there is anybody who is practising oral sex or anal sex please note that what you are doing is against the existing law of this country.
“Some wives have faced threats of divorce from their husbands for refusing to participate in such sexual acts.
“I will urge any woman or young girl being subjected to any such practice under the guise of heterosexual sex to know that what they are being asked to do is against and law and must seek help from the Police.
“Mr Speaker, anal sex is unnatural carnal knowledge, use of sex toys is unnatural carnal knowledge,” she added.
The Motion of the “Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill, 2021” was moved on the floor of Parliament for a second reading by Mr Emmanuel Kwasi Bedzrah, a National Democratic Congress (NDC), MP for Ho West and it was supported by Rev John Ntim Fordjour, an NPP MP for Assin South.”
Ghanaian Family Values forbid lesbian, Gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ+) behavior and related activities, and the Bill’s purpose is to provide appropriate human sexual rights.