Employers risk jail time under Ghana’s anti-LGBTQ+ bill
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Chantelle Cloete
Chantelle Cloete, Reporter

Pending legislation outlawing Ghana’s LGBTQ+ people, and any activity seen to be promoting these communities, has implications for employers’ D&I efforts, lawyers have warned.

One of Africa’s most restrictive anti-LGBTQ+ bills, the Promotion of Proper Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values (Bill) 2021, was passed in Accra in February. President Nana Akufo-Addo has not yet signed the bill into law as he awaits the outcome of two legal challenges before the nation’s Supreme Court.