By Kezia Agaba
President Yoweri Museveni is at a tough crossroad to approving the Anti- Gay Bill that was recently passed by parliament or not. In a letter to parliament over the controversial bill, the president is calling for a solution to the abnormality-‘Homosexuality and lesbianism’ in the Ugandan society, with no eminent assurance on passing the bill as desired by legislators.
“The question at the core of the debate on homosexuality is what do we do with an abnormal person? Do we kill him/her? Do we imprison him/her? Or we do contain him/her?” said the president
“Even with legislation, they will simply go underground and continue practicing homosexuality or lesbianism for mercenary reasons,” he added.
“You cannot call an abnormality an alternative orientation. It could be that the Western societies, on account of random breeding, have generated many abnormal people,” he said, adding that other people became gay for “mercenary reasons”.
He says the solution to this is to improve the country’s economy — including rapid industrialisation and modernising agriculture .He noted that this is the best way to “rescue” young people from the risk of “disgusting behaviour”.
Meanwhile ,religious leaders under the Inter religious council are also on their feet advocating for the Bill’s approval .