Boakye Agyarko Suggests NPP's Victory in 2020 Was A Pyrrhic Victory


Previous Energy Minister, Mr Boakye Agyarko, has noticed that albeit the New Patriotic Party (NPP) won last year's decisions, it came at an extraordinary expense for the party. 

He told representatives of the NPP in the Eastern Region on Sunday October 17 that the quantities of the president dropped definitely in the 2020 surveys when contrasted with what he had in the 2016 decisions. 

Also, he said, the NPP wasted the staggering greater part it controlled in Parliament and is currently on a similar level with the National Democratic Congress (NDC). 

Going into the 2024 races, Mr Agyarko told the party allies and delegates particularly in the Eastern Region, not to bomb the NPP. 

"We battled in the decisions, in one political race we lost 32 seats, in one political race the official greater part dropped by 500,000 votes. 

"That is an obvious sign that we have a ton of work to do. The work relies upon Eastern Region , we need to guarantee that this doesn't happen in the following political race and whatever help Boakye Agyarko should give, I will do exactly that," said 

The General Secretary of the NPP John Boadu utilized the event to express the situation of the NPP on the continuous discussion encompassing homosexuality in Ghana 

He said the NPP's custom detests such practice henceforth, the administering party won't support Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Life (LGBTQI+). 

Tending to the Eastern Regional representatives of the party on Saturday October 17, he said "For us NPP, we are a Center-Right ideological group, our qualities are clear, we put stock in the family framework, we have confidence in chieftaincy, we trust in appropriate traditions rehearses, we have faith in opportunities, we have faith in assurance of common liberties. 

"So don't find out if we acknowledge LGBTQI or not, we shouldn't be posed that inquiry. The ideal individuals to pose that inquiry are NDC individuals on their party since they are a Center-Left ideological group. Middle Left ideological groups all through the world, in the US it is the point at which they come to control that they advance such practice. So let (NPP) not trouble ourselves to discuss this. We will not overlook this training and we won't acknowledge this training." 

The Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill was laid in the House on Monday, August 2 and read interestingly. 

Perusing interestingly, a representative in the authoritative gathering expressed that the Bill prohibits lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transsexual, eccentric and intersex (LGBTQI) and other related exercises and purposeful publicity or backing and advancement for same. 

It additionally became exposed that it upholds insurance for youngsters and people who are casualties or blamed for homosexuality. 

Second Deputy Speaker Andrew Asiamah Amoako alluded the Bill to the Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Committee for thought. 

"Interestingly, it is alluded to the Committee on Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs for thought and report," Mr Asiamah Amoako, who is likewise the MP for Fomena, coordinated. 

The questionable bill has effectively separated assessment in the Ghanaian public talk. 

While a few, especially the strict and conventional groupings, have upheld the Bill and confident of its passing, others say it could cause the fierceness of the global local area against Ghana. 

A private lawful expert Mr Akoto Ampaw said the way and way the counter gay bill has been planned shows the fanaticism of the psyche outline that delivered it. 

He is absolutely against the bill and needs it deserted. 

"The way that the bill goes to that degree of condemning someone who is an intersex or condemning someone who is agamic, this is an inane task, shows the fanaticism of the psyche outline that delivered that bill," he said on TV3's Key Points with Dzifa Bampoh on Saturday October 9. 

He further said the current discussion on gay people in Ghana isn't about strict convictions or numbers. 

"As a matter of first importance, I need to make the point clear that this discussion isn't about strict convictions. 

"Also, this discussion isn't about numbers. It isn't arranging the number of individuals support gays - 30million, the number of individuals are against gay – 2million, that isn't the issue. 

"The basic issue has to do with our constitution and privileges .That is the fundamental issue that we need to address." 

He added "It is somewhat satisfying that as of late the Majority chief in Parliament said that the matter won't be talked about based on strict convictions. I feel that is a significant stage forward in case that is the means by which parliament will address this matter. It is a sacred matter." 

His remarks were after strict bodies including the Ghana Catholic Bishop Conference said that they needed homosexuality to be unlawful in Ghana. 

The Bishops depicted the training as anathema based on sacred texts in the Holy Bible. 

"As a Church, we need this detestable practice made unlawful in our country… The Bible, which is primary to Christian convictions and practices, censures the training," 

"Albeit the specific tendency of the gay individual isn't a transgression, it is a pretty much solid propensity requested towards a natural moral fiendishness, and accordingly the actual tendency should be viewed as a goal issue… 

"The Church dismisses the unwarranted and belittling presumption that the sexual conduct of gay people is consistently and extremely impulsive and, consequently, they ought not be faulted for their gay demonstrations," an assertion they gave said. 

It added "All things considered, as per the Church's comprehension of basic freedoms, the privileges of gay people as people do exclude the right of a man to wed a man or of a lady to wed a lady. For the Church, this is ethically off-base and conflicts with God's motivation for marriage. We ought to likewise call attention to that the European Court for Human Rights has decided that equivalent sex "relationships" are not viewed as a common freedom, clarifying that gay organizations don't indeed approach relationships between a man and a lady. The decision was reported ninth June 2016 in the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, France."

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