MPs Warn Aid Donors on Gay Lobby
November 7, 2003
P.O. Box 9815, Kampala, Uganda
By Joyce Namutebi And Henry Mukasa
Kampala—MPs have warned donors against pressuring
the Government into legalising homosexuality.
The MPs were reacting to a concern raised by Henry Basaliza Araali (Fort
Portal Municipality) in reference to yesterday’s New Vision story on the
The paper quoted the Director of the Foundation for Human Rights
Initiative, Livingstone Sewanyana, as saying donors were currently
pressurising Uganda to legalise the malpractice.
Araali called upon MPs to condemn the act, saying homosexuality was against
the African culture.
“This is not the time to embrace such bad culture,” he said, adding
that the solution was to counsel homosexuals.
Stephen Malinga (Butebo), said homosexuality was a criminal act and those
engaged in it should be arrested and prosecuted. Emmanuel Dombo (Bunyole),
said, “Under no circumstances shall we be intimidated by donors.”
Miria Matembe (Mbarara) concurred, saying when she was minister of ethics
and integrity she tried to close the rendezvous of homosexuals.
Tim Lwanga, ethics and integrity minister, said the law would not be
changed unless Parliament decided so.
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