Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Kasese leaders Support AntiHomosexuality Bill

Local leaders in Kasese have threatened to de-campaign anyone who will support the dismissal of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill currently before parliament.

The Bill, tabled by the Ndorwa West Member of Parliament David Bahati, has generated too much debate and disagreement across Ugandans.

On one hand are politicians who believe that homosexuality is a western culture that has been introduced into Uganda to destroy the family structure and the wider society. And on the other hand are those who say the Bill is inhumane by prescribing death sentences for homosexual acts and want government to concentrate on other issues like corruption and better public service delivery.

During a function at his Buhikira royal palace on Sunday, the King of the Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma, said homosexuality will ruin African cultures. He said homosexuality should be rejected and outlawed.

He said cultural leaders in Uganda will lobby government to reject foreign assistance that is tagged to the support of homosexuality.

Earlier Dec.26, the Busongora South Member of Parliament Christopher Kibanzanga, speaking on Grace Radio talk show, threatened to quit politics if parliament rejects the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
He said failure to pass the bill would be akin to selling Uganda 's cultural values.

Elijah Kyetunda, the Busongora North Member of Parliament who appeared together with Kibanzanga on the same talk show said he would not forgive government if the Bill is not passed.

Both politicians called on the public not to support anyone proposing the rejection of the Bill.

PS: for the other face of this story See: