Member of Parliament (MP) for Tamale North Alhaji Alhassan Sayibu Suhuyini has finally been given his entry visa to the Netherlands.
Several weeks back, the lawamker disclosed that although all his documents were intact, he was denied visa entry into Netherland with the excuse that he is a flight risk.
He indicated that the embassy said he does not have stronger ties with his country regardless of the fact that he was a Member of Parliament for a whole constituency.
The MP wrote a letter to the embassy to petition their decision to deny him visa for the Netherlands.
But in a recent post shared on Facebook, the MP disclosed that he was called about his petition and the embassy apologised for the mishap.
Rejoinder: Suhuyini reveals recent visa denial, refuses to link it to LGBTQ+
On 20th Oct. 2021 l received a telephone call from the Embassy of Nertherlands in Ghana.
The caller acknowledged the receipt of my protest letter and apologized for the inconvenience I suffered as a result of what may have been an error, which they assured they were committed to investigating. I was requested to submit my passport directly to the Embassy if I still intended to undertake the planned trip, so they could handle my request personally since their Visa services are outsourced to a private agency.
I was at the time out of Accra. Last Wednesday, 27th October I got another call from the Embassy when I was back in Accra and together with a protocol officer we submitted my passport to the embassy. We were pleasantly received and assured that my passport will be returned before my other planned trip to the UK today Saturday 30th Oct, 2021.
Yesterday, I indeed received my passport with an entry visa to the Netherlands. I wish to express my profound gratitude to all citizens who expressed indignation at the reasons given for my initial denial. I’m also grateful to the staff of the Netherlands Embassy in Ghana for their prompt response to my protest letter and subsequently acting to assuage fears of many that my initial denial of the entry Visa, may have been a simple error and not related to my association with the Proper Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill 2021 before the parliament of Ghana.