Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, the Majority Leader in Parliament has said that Members of Parliament should be willing to face all consequences that will emerge when the Anti-LGBTQ+ bill is passed.
Speaking to Starr News, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu admitted that some of the MP’s have had visa and travel issues due to the anti-gay bill.
However, he said that MP’s should be ready to dance to the music following the path they’ve taken.
The purpose of the anti-gay bill is to abolish, criminalize and foist jail terms to persons who promote and indulge themselves in lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, and queers (LGBTQ+)
He made this known after some Members of Parliament including Honorable Arthur Kobina Kennedy were denied visas and were threatened to stay away from the anti-gay bill.
He said, “Some lawmakers, including the bill’s sponsor, Sam George have been threatened publicly and privately. Calls have been made to the Speaker, threatening MPs. Some have been denied visas and warned to stay away from this issue. It is sad that this intimidation is coming mainly from the Western diplomatic community.”
“I heard that just yesterday evening about this but it is a determination that the Parliament of Ghana will have to make. If we [Parliament] all decide that this should be the way and the world decide that we are against Ghana for this then we all have to suffer for it. It is not going to be a one-person being a martyr in this but we aren’t there yet and I don’t want to prejudice it.”