The Uganda government has announced plans to reinstate a bill that would bring death penalty for homosexuals in the East African Country.
The “Kill Gays” bill was invalidated on a minor detail five years ago because it includes the death penalty but the government has now revealed plans to bring back it within a week.
Ethics and Integrity Minister Simon Lokodo made it clear in a statement that “ Homosexuality is not natural to Uganda but there has been a massive recruitment gay people in schools, and especially among the youth, where they are promoting the falsehood that people are born like that.
“ Our current penal law is limited. It only criminalizes the act. We want it made clear that anyone who is even involved in t he promotion and recruitment has to be criminalized. Those that do grave acts will be given death sentence “.
He also added that the bill, which is supported President Yoweri Museveni, bring back in parliament in the coming weeks and it is expected to be voted on before the end of the year.
Uganda is prepared for any negative response over the plans to bring back the bill and we have been discussing with MPs and we have mobilized them in big number and many are supportive said Minister Simon Lokodo.
“It is a concern, but we are ready. We don’t like blackmailing. Much as we know that this is going to irritate our supporters in the budget and governance, we can’t just bend our heads and bow before people who want to impose a culture which is foreign to us” He said
Source : Ameyaw Debrah