May 19, 2022

Ghanaians Should Be Ready To Suffer For It If The Anti-Gay Bill Is Passed – Majority Leader, Mensah Bonsu

The Majority Leader in Parliament, Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu has postulated that his colleague members of parliaments should be ready to bear the consequences when the anti LGBTQ+ bill is passed into law

Speaking to Starr News, Hon. Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu conceded some MPs have had visa challenges and the threat of travel bans as a result of the anti-gay bill.

Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu has, however, added that MPs should be willing to collectively pay a price for such a decision taken in the interest of the country.

“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.”