UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI TO ‘SIGN ANTI-GAY BILL INTO LAW’

KAMPALA, Feb 15 — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has told NRM MPs he will assent to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, government spokesman Ofwono Opondo says, a move that will have the bill enacted into law.

A press release from NRM Caucus spokesperson Anite Evelyn also confirmed the development.

Ofwono tweeted that Museveni would give the nod to the bill “after 14 medical experts presented a report that homosexuality is not genetic but a social behaviour.”

A Ministerial Committee comprising of scientists from Ministry of Health and Makerere University was set up to study homosexuality and genetics in human beings and advise the President and the NRM Caucus on the subject of homosexuality.

Ofwono Opondo said the president would give a nod to the anti-gay bill

He added that “Ugandan traditionalists, religious leaders & politicians have been urging Museveni to sign the Bill. (Those) Supporting homosexuals take it easy Uganda is a sovereign country, you challange the law in the courts.”

“The NRM caucus has welcomed the development as a measure to protect Ugandans from social deviants,” Opondo added on twitter.

The ten-day MPs’ retreat ends Saturday with the selection of three parliamentary commissioners.

The NRM caucus earlier in the week endorsed President Museveni as sole candidate for the NRM.

Source: NEW VISION

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