The Netherlands embassy has in a quick U-turn granted entry visa to Alhassan Suhuyini, lawmaker for Tamale North.
The legislator had few weeks back bemoaned how he was denied visa by the embassy due to his association with the anti-LGBTQ+ bill.
Although refusing to conclude earlier, he later noted that he was convinced the visa was denied because of him being part of MPs sponsoring the bill in Parliament.
In an update on Saturday October 30, he noted that the visa has finally being granted.
UPDATE!!!!Rejoinder: Suhuyini reveals recent visa denial, refuses to link it to LGBTQ+On 20th Oct. 2021 l received a telephone call from the Embassy of Nertherlands in Ghana. The caller acknowledged the receipt of my protest letter and apologized for the inconvenience I suffered as a result of what may have been an error, which they assured they were committed to investigating.
I was requested to submit my passport directly to the Embassy if I still intended to undertake the planned trip, so they could handle my request personally since their Visa services are outsourced to a private agency. I was at the time out of Accra. Last Wednesday, 27th October I got another call from the Embassy when I was back in Accra and together with a protocol officer we submitted my passport to the embassy.
We were pleasantly received and assured that my passport will be returned before my other planned trip to the UK today Saturday 30th Oct, 2021. Yesterday, I indeed received my passport with an entry visa to the Netherlands. I wish to express my profound gratitude to all citizens who expressed indignation at the reasons given for my initial denial. I’m also grateful to the staff of the Netherlands Embassy in Ghana for their prompt response to my protest letter and subsequently acting to assuage fears of many that my initial denial of the entry Visa, may have been a simple error and not related to my association with the Proper Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 before the parliament of Ghana.