Lawmaker for Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka Mubarak has cautioned the diplomatic community against denying Members of Parliament visas over the passage of the anti-gay bill.
Speaking on Kumasi-based Abusua 96.5 FM, the Minority Chief Whip said, Parliament is aware of plans to deny lead advocates of the anti-LGBTQ bill travel visa by foreign embassies in the country.
He warned that he will lead a demonstration for closure of any embassy that will deny Sam George and other members of Parliament travel visas because of their advocacy for LGBTQ+ activities in the country to be criminalized.
He explained “it’s against the constitution of Ghana for any member of parliament to be punished for expressing his or her opinion on national issues in the house of parliament. So, therefore, no embassy can punish any MP in this country to kowtow to their wish’’.
He said the LGBTQ+ community are emboldened by President Akufo-Addo’s refusal to make a definite stance on the matter while in an interview on Aljazeera.
“With the greatest respect to our President, Nana Akufo-Addo, his statement on Aljazeera was unfortunate. If he was bold like President Mills and John Dramani Mahama by letting the world know that Ghana will never accept LGBTQ+ activities they wouldn’t be doing the unfortunate advocacies we are seeing in the country of late’’.