Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa, has said that it will be affront and grave assault on Ghana’s sovereignty for any country to use visa considerations as a weapon to influence the decision of duly elected lawmakers.
“It is primitive, an unmitigated affront and grave assault on our sovereignty for any country to use visa considerations as a weapon to influence the decision of duly elected lawmakers.
“Our foreign ministry must promptly serve notice that the principle of reciprocity will apply to any nation that embarks on this reckless and provocative path,” he said in a tweet on Friday Otcober 14.
His comments come after his colleague MP for Asawase Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka has toldthe diplomatic community that the MPs will not be intimidated and threatened regarding the anti-LGBTQ bill pending before the house.
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’’.