Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka, Member of Parliament for Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region, has warned the diplomatic community that no amount of intimidation or threats will prevent MPs from passing the anti-LGBTQI Bill currently before the house.
The Minority Chief Whip told Kumasi-based Abusua 96.5 FM that Parliament is aware of efforts by foreign embassies in Ghana to deny lead campaigners of the anti-LGBTQI bill travel visas.
He has threatened to lead a demonstration calling for the shutdown of any embassy that denies Sam George and other members of Parliament travel permits because of their advocacy for the criminalization of LGBTQ+ activities in the country.
According to the Asawase lawmaker, “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.’’
“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,” he further stated.