Anti-LGBTQ+ Bill: We’ll apply the principle of reciprocity if visa is used as a weapon – Hon. Okudzeto

Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa
Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa

The Ranking Member on Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa is disappointed on the agenda initiated by some international embassies and missions to deny Ghanaian Members of Parliament international VISA following discussions of the anti-LGBTQ+ bill.

The North Tongu Legislature reiterated that, it is most primitive, an unmitigated affront and a grave assault on our sovereignty for any country to use visa considerations as a weapon to influence the decisions of duly elected Ghanaian lawmakers.

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The Lawmaker believes that, Ghanian members of Parliament, especially the opposition NDC MPs are determined to maintain the culture, norms and moral values of the Ghana’s sovereignty gained by their forefathers, and nothing will shake them regarding any primitive agenda towards them.

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In view of this, the MP has served a notice to mad. Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, the Minister of Foreign Affairs to immediately caution the international community who intend to use the VISA as a bait to lure the MP for the unacceptable LGBTQ+ practices in Ghana.

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“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.” Mr. Samuel Okudzeto Ablakwa said.

SOURCE: Coverghana.com.gh

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