Talented singer Efya has expressed her disappointment with Parliament for engaging in discussions about whether or not to ban sex toys in the country.
This came after Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Minister of Communications and Ablekuma West Member of Parliament, criticised the Anti-LGBT Bill’s criminalization of sex toys, claiming that it would unintentionally harm heterosexual couples who use sex toys to improve their sex lives.
The Bill’s Clause 3(c) forbids sexual relations between a woman and an inanimate object or between a man and one.
The Minister pointed out that if the house intends to make sex toys illegal, Parliament must make it plain that the Bill targets sex toy users as well as members of the LGBT community.
Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful demanded that the clause be removed right away.
To Efya, however, the entire debate over sex toys in Parliament is a prime example of a priority that has been misplaced.
“How does any of this help with the inflation we are dealing with..!! It’s like we hate ourselves in this country..!! WHYYYYY !!!.”
The singer’s feelings are indicative of a larger worry regarding the use of parliamentary time and resources on issues that some may consider to be less important than other pressing problems facing the country.