Tamale Central Member of Parliament, Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini, has depicted as offending the choice of the Netherlands Embassy to deny him a visa.
The refusal has set off reaction for certain administrators taking steps to drive the conclusion of the international safe haven and a blacklist of Dutch financial matters in the country.
Suhuyini uncovered toward the end of last week that he had been denied a visa with the reasons that he; “was unable to demonstrate sufficient critical social and monetary connections to Ghana” in his application.
Yet, having applied through ordinary parliamentary channels and with what he says is a ‘rich travel history,’ he demands that the refusal for all it was worth was an affront not exclusively to him as an official however to the sway of Ghana.
“I think it adds up to an affront not exclusively to me as (an) MP however to the sway of Ghana and Ghanaian state authorities and ambassadors also.
“I have pursued this choice and hanging tight for an answer, after which I will stop an objection with our Ministry of Foreign Affairs to decide the following line of activity,” he said on Accra-based Citi FM’s Eye Witness News on October 15.
As one of the advertisers of the counter LGBTQ+ Bill before Parliament, certain individuals connected the visa refusal to his position on same-sex relations, a position he has dismissed notwithstanding saying those drawing the connection can be pardoned.
“Individuals can be excused to think the manner in which they are believing that this choice by the Netherlands Embassy to deny our application for visa is connected to the advancement that I am related with to decide if or not Parliament will pass the advancement of appropriate human sexual privileges and Ghanaian family esteems bill into law…
“By and by, I am reluctant to connect the choice of the consulate to this activity… I am reluctant on the grounds that the correspondence the government office shipped off me because of the application for a visa didn’t impart that,” he added.