Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, the Member of Parliament for Ablekuma West, is in the news this week because she was called a “promoter” of the actions of the LGBTQI group during a debate on LGBTQI in Parliament.
Ursula Owusu’s alleged ties to the LGBTQI community were first brought to light in 2019. Kevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor, a social media commentator, and journalist, “advised” the Minister of Communications “not to bring herself” because he has damning information about her secret “sex life,”.
Mr. Taylor said that Mrs. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful gives $5,000 each to two women for raunchy weekends at Senchi and other nice places. He said that he would show proof to back up his claims, but he never did. At the time, Kevin Taylor also criticized the Communication Minister for saying that Ghanaians who complain about hard times are witches.
Mr. Taylor says he has a lot of information about Mrs. Owusu-Ekuful, including information from her time at the University of Ghana, where she supposedly vandalized her boyfriend’s room because he “broke her heart.”
After the story by Kevin Taylor, the Minister herself, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, said that she had “experimented” with lesbianism, which was called “supi supi” in secondary schools when she was a girl.
She said that time in her life was just a passing phase where she had to explore her sexuality even though she was attracted to the opposite sex.
Owusu-Ekuful was glad that there was no social media when she was exploring her sexuality with other girls because it would have been a lasting record that she would have had to live with for the rest of her life.
Murtala Vs Ursula
Ibrahim Murtala Mohammed, a lawmaker from Tamale Central, brought up the matter again this week during a debate on the Human Sexual Rights and Ghanaian Family Values Bill (LGBTQ+) on Wednesday, July 5, 2023.
Ursula Owusu was working on the LGBTQI bill when an NDC MP reportedly said in a whisper that she was a supporter of same-sex activities. This caused a lot of trouble for her.
Ursula said she heard Murtala say something, but since he didn’t say it into the microphone, it couldn’t be taken as an official statement.
In her answer, she said that the NDC MP was “crazy.”
During the heat, Ursula Owusu asked the Tamale Central MP for an explanation, but he also refused.
The NDC MP said that he didn’t use the microphone, so he couldn’t be asked to leave.
In order to keep the peace in the House, Murtala said he had taken back everything he had said. This happened after the second Deputy Speaker asked the Minority Leader, Cassiel Ato Forson, to tell his colleague, Murtala Mohammed, to take back what he had said, which Cassiel Ato Forson did.