Alhaji Mohammed Muntaka, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region, has threatened to lead a demonstration calling for the closure of any embassy that denies Sam George and other Members of Parliament travel visas because of their advocacy for the criminalization of LGBTQ+ activities in the country.
“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 stressed Speaking on Kumasi-based Abusua 96.5 FM on Wednesday, Oct 13.
Muntaka further stated that the Minority in Parliament is committed to passing the bill in order to protect Ghana’s cultural norms and moralities in the best interests of Ghanaians, adding that no amount of intimidation and threats will stop the MPs from passing the anti-LGBTQ bill pending before the house.
“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”, the Minority Chief Whip explained.
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