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We Are Highly Disappointed In You- UK Tells Ghana After Passing Anti- LGBTQ+ Bill

Andrew Mitchell, the Minister of State of the United Kingdom for Development and Africa has spoken following the passage of LGBTGI.

In a post sighted by Ghbase.com, Mr. Andrew said that the United Kingdom is highly disappointed in Ghana, even though the bill still awaits the president’s assent.

According to him, if the bill becomes a law, it will go a very long way to affect all the citizens of the country.

Mr. Andrew claims the law would curtail the rights and freedoms of the people of the country.

He advised Ghanaians to help prevent the president from giving his assent to the bill to protect the rights and freedoms of the people.

“The UK is disappointed that Ghana’s parliament passed the human sexual rights and family values bill. If it becomes a law, this will undermine the freedoms of all Ghanaians. We encourage Ghana to protect human rights by upholding its constitutional and international obligations”, the post said.

Meanwhile, the ambassador of the United States to Ghana, Virginia Evelyn Palma has reacted after the parliament of Ghana passed the LGBTQI bill.

In a viral Facebook post sighted by Ghbase.com, Virginia Evelyn Palma has expressed worry about the passage of the LGBTQI bill.

The ambassador claims the reason behind her worry is that she knows numerous people who would be affected if the president finally gives his assent to the bill.

She revealed these people are very smart, creative and decent that she likes them so much so she cannot stand seeing them being affected.

According to her, after the president has given his assent, it would mean that apart from their basic human right being infringed upon, it will undermine their constitutional rights to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press.

“I am saddened because some of the smartest, most creative, most decent people I know are LGBT. The bill Parliament passed takes away not only their basic human rights, but those of all Ghanaians because it undermines their constitutional rights to freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and freedom of the press,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

She added that “it will be bad for public order and public health. If enacted, it will also hurt Ghana’s international reputation and Ghana’s economy”.

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