The Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful is in the news this week after a parliamentary debate on LGBTQI after a fellow lawmaker accused of her being a “promoter” of the activities of the group.
It will be recalled that Ursula Owusu’s alleged links to LGBTQI first came to light in 2019 after Social media commentator and journalist, Kevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor, “advised” the Minister of Communications “not to bring herself” as he has damning information about her secret “sex life” as reported by MyNewsGh.com.
Promising to submit evidence to support his claims, Mr. Taylor alleged without any evidence that Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful has two ladies she gives $5000 to for raunchy weekends at Senchi and other plush vacation locations. At the time, Kevin Taylor also took the Communication Minister to task for calling Ghanaians who complain about hardship as being witches.
According to Mr. Taylor, he has a long record of Mrs Owusu-Ekuful in his possession including those from her university days in the University of Ghana, where she allegedly vandalized her boyfriend’s room for “breaking her heart.
Following the exposé by Kevin Taylor, the Minister herself Ursula Owusu-Ekuful revealed that she had actually “experimented” with lesbianism known in secondary schools as ‘supi supi’ growing up as a girl in secondary school.
According to her, that stage of her life was just a passing phase in which she had to explore her sexuality even though she was attracted to the opposite sex.
Owusu-Ekuful, who was really happy that in the era she was exploring her sexuality with other girls, there were no social media because it would have been a permanent record she would have had to live with the rest of her life.
Murtala Vs Ursula
Lawmaker for Tamale Central, Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed this week on the floor of the House during the debate on the Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill (LGBTQ+) on Wednesday, July 5, 2023 reignited the issue once again.
Ursula Owusu while contributing to the LGBTQI bill got heated up when NDC MP allegedly whispered that she was a promoter of same sex activities.
Murtala did not speak into the microphone and, therefore, could not be regarded as an official statement, but Ursula said she heard it.
In a reply, she described the NDC MP as a “mad person”.
During the heat, Ursula Owusu demanded an apology from the Tamale Central MP who also refused.
The NDC MP said he did not speak into the microphone and, therefore, could not be asked to withdraw.
For peace to prevail in the House, Murtala said he had withdrawn all statements after the second Deputy Speaker asked the Minority Leader, Cassiel Ato Forson to order his colleague Murtala Mohammed to withdraw which he did.