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“Ghana is a sovereign country” – Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey to Joe Biden

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The Minister-designate for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration has responded to United States (US) President, Joseph Biden’s choice to authorize countries yet to make laws that reconcile homosexuals.

Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, while replying a query all through her review on Thursday, stated Ghana’s laws truly prohibit the practice.

Her declaration comes after President Biden on Thursday, February 4, emanate a message aimed at expanding safety of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer and intersex (LGBTQI) people global, which includes potentially via the use of financial punishment.

According to President Biden, all humans must be treated with appreciate and nobility and must be able to live without fear irrespective of who they’re or who they love.

The message further directs U.S. businesses operating abroad to work harder to fight the criminalisation by overseas governments of LGBTQ status or conduct, and directs the State Department to include anti-LGBTQ vehemence, discrimination and laws in its yearly human rights report.

But Ayorkor Botchwey mentioned Ghana is a sovereign country and has its very own legal guidelines that its citizenry ought to bear by irrespective of the connection the country has set up with different countries.

“Ghana is a sovereign country but as part of our foreign policy we engage countries all over the world; America is one of our strongest friends. But in this country we have laws. And our laws work and must work.

“So in spite of what somebody will say and in this case President Biden, the laws of Ghana criminalises unlawful carnal knowledge and therefore the laws of Ghana definitely are supreme and that is what we all adhere to,” she noted.







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