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Uganda Speaker, Canadian minister in gay row

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by ByaseL, Oct 25, 2012.

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    ByaseL JF-Expert Member

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    Speaker Rebecca Kadaga caused a diplomatic stir on Monday on her official trip to Canada, getting involved in a spat with the host Foreign Minister, Mr John Baird, whom she accused of attacking Uganda’s human rights record in respect to sexual minorities.

    In a stinging retort to Mr Baird’s statement at the ongoing 127th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly in Quebec, Ms Kadaga told off Mr Baird and reminded him that Uganda was neither a colony nor protectorate of Canada and as such her sovereignty, societal and cultural norms were to be respected.

    She told IPU organisers that she was not aware that the assembly had been summoned to promote gay rights.
    Earlier, at the inaugural plenary on Monday, Mr Baird had demonised Uganda on allegations of persecuting sexual minorities. The Foreign Minister referred to the specific incident of gay-rights activist David Kato, who was bludgeoned to death in January 2011.

    Responding to the unprovoked Baird attack, Ms Kadaga said: “When we came for this Assembly, to which we were invited, we expected respect for our sovereignty, our values and our country … “I, therefore, on behalf of the Ugandan delegation, and, indeed, the people of Uganda, protest in the strongest terms the arrogance exhibited by the Foreign Minister of Canada, who spent most of his time attacking Uganda and promoting homosexuality.”
     
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    Huyu mama wa nguvu. Nimempenda.
     
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    daaah safi sana wewe mama umechukua uamuzi mgumu na ukawapa ukweli wao hao wa....
     
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    Kazi ya taifa teule... Mkitaka misaada sharti kuruhusu ufirauni
    Huo. Mambo ya ajabu haya!
     
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    wa kwetu sijui hata kama sentensi za kiingereza zingekamilika katika kujibu hili
     
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    Mundungus Fletcher JF-Expert Member

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    Napata picha Naibu waziri wa elimu tanzania lingemkuta hilo. Inawezekana akagadhabika lakini je ataweza kufikisha ujumbe???

    Ingekuwa kama hivi

    “When we came for this meeting,
    to which we were inviting, we expect respect for our country, our traditions and culture… “I, therefore, on behalf of the Tanzanian delegation and on my own behalf(kama barua ya papa)
    and, indeed, the people of Tanzanian, complain in the more strong manner the disrespect shown by the
    Foreign Minister of Canada, who spent most of his
    time attacking Tanzania and promoting
    Gayism"
     
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    Ubungo JF-Expert Member

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    Ms Rebeca Kadaga amelinda heshima yake na Waganda wenzie pia, hongera sana.
     
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    Vya bure ghali....
     
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    Gay marriage is legal in Canada. Given the prosecution of gays in Uganda did she really expect it not to be brought up during her visit? Unless we Africans learn to be completely self reliant we should expect western countries to meddle in our affairs. Expect more gay acceptance or simply bite the hand that feeds you. It's our choice.
     
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