Anti-homosexuality law to be tabled today – Speaker Among

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The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Anita Among on Tuesday revealed that a draft law that is, among others meant to shield Ugandans from elements of homosexuality will be tabled on the House floor on Wednesday (March 1).

In the remarks made at the tail-end of the joint ecumenical thanksgiving service at Parliament Tuesday morning, Ms Among stated that the law is intended to tackle the escalating moral decadence tainting Uganda’s image.

“We want to appreciate our promotors of homosexuality for the social economic development they have brought to the country but we do not appreciate the fact that they are killing morals,” she said.

She added: “We don’t appreciate the values of Ugandans that they are destroying. We do not appreciate their money that they are using to destroy our culture. We do not need their money, we need our culture. And on that note therefore, as an institution of Parliament that passes the laws, tomorrow [Wednesday] we are going to bring a Bill on anti-homosexuality.”

In the same service convened under the theme “Let your light shine; rebuilding our Godly image,” Ms Among demanded that leaders be exemplary by providing the required light to flush out darkness killing society.

Unconfirmed reports indicate that the movers of motion will be led by the Bugiri Municipality MP Mr Asuman Basalirwa who will largely dive into the previously passed anti-homosexuality law that was repealed by the Constitutional Court in 2014.

President Museveni last week said Uganda will not embrace homosexuality and the West should stop seeking to impose its views to compel dissenting countries to “normalise” what he called “deviations”.

Uganda has strict anti-gay legislation but there have been no prosecutions for consensual same-sex acts in the country in recent years.