Uganda: President finally speaks out on anti-gay bill

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The president of Uganda Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has requested Ugandans to go slow on the controversial anti-gay bill.

While addressing members of his ruling party, National Resistance movement, today at state house in Entebbe, Museveni said that Ugandans should know that even if they are against gays many countries including some donor states do not condemn homosexuality.

Museveni said “the international community should be informed that the anti-gay bill recently tabled in parliament is a private members bill. It was not brought by the government of Uganda… It was tabled by member of parliament David Bahati.

“We need to handle it carefully because some of our international partners live with it. We have our values but need to know that we are partners with those developed countries.”

Museveni said that he has requested the cabinet to meet with David Bahati, the author of the bill, in order to find a way to address the issue.

Recently, the minister of state for investment in Uganda, Aston kajara mentioned to the press that the government was considering asking Bahati to withdraw the bill as it was already scaring away foreign investors.

The anti-gay bill has put Uganda in a negative news spotlight in the past few weeks. Some countries have come out to openly attack Uganda over the bill.

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