UGANDAN PRES MUSEVENI RESPONDS TO US PRES OBAMA ON ANTI-GAY BILL

KAMPALA, Feb 22 (NNN-NEW VISION) — Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has responded to criticisms from the USA, where President Barrack Obama said passing the anti-homosexuality law would complicate relations between the two countries.

“I would like to discourage the USA government from taking the line that passing this law will “complicate our valued relationship” with the USA as President Obama said.

“Countries and Societies should relate with each other on the basis of mutual respect and independence in decision making,” Museveni said in a statement.

He reassured all Ugandans and the international community of its continued commitment and respect for the rule of law.

In the statement, Museveni said he agreed with the MPs and almost all Ugandans that promotion of homosexuality in Uganda must be criminalized or rather should continue to be criminalized because the British had already done that.

He said that those who agreed to become homosexuals for mercenary reasons (prostitutes) should be harshly punished as should those who paid them to be homosexual prostitutes; and

” … exhibitionism of homosexual behavior must be punished because, in this part of the World, it is forbidden to publicly exhibit any sexual conduct (kissing, etc) even for heterosexuals; if I kissed my wife of 41 years in public, I would lose elections in Uganda,” the president said.

“I would like to discourage the USA government from taking the line that passing this law will “complicate our valued relationship” with the USA as President Obama said. Countries and Societies should relate with each other on the basis of mutual respect and independence in decision making,” said Museveni.

He reiterated that Africans do not seek to impose their views on anybody as Africans do not want anybody to impose their views on us.

Source: NEW VISION

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