Former Ethics and Integrity Minister Dr James Nsaba Buturo has said that in spite of threats of sanctions from the Western powers and donors, all Ugandans and the Members of Parliament should reject homosexuality in all its forms and manifestations.
The promoters of homosexuality, according to Amuru district woman MP Lucy Akello, target Human Rights conventions in the country to call for respect and tolerance of the LGBTI community and same sex marriages.
The two honorables, Nsaba Buturo and Lucy Akello, were among a section of legislatures who during plenary on Wednesday, renewed call for the anti-homosexual bill.
“Let us send a strong message to the world. Let us not fear what they will do to us. We shall not allow same sex marriages,” Hon Akello said.
Nsaba Buturo, who is now Member of Parliament for Bufumbira East in Kisoro district, said external interests have threatened and used all kinds of means to force nations such as Uganda to accept the same sex practices.
He appealed to members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, who last month tried to smuggle a motion on homosexuality on the agenda of the IPU summit without the consent of both Arab and African representatives, to respect the cultural values and aspirations of all members.
Nsaba Buturo said, “Madam Speaker [Rebecca Kadaga], you demonstrated that you can stand up against those unacceptable practices. You did in 2009, 2012 and you have done it again. We are proud of you.”
It should be recalled that Kadaga in March quizzed the president of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Gabriella Barroza saying efforts by the European countries to legalise the practice of homosexuality will lead Uganda and other countries opposed to the vice withdraw from the Union.
“We have our children in school and they are at risk. We need to clean our own house; let us flash a torch in these institutions where we think these vices may be and advise the youth who are vulnerable,” Hon Beatrice Atim Anywar, the MP for Kitgum Municipality said.
Busiki MP Paul Akamba asked legislatures to support his plans to reintroduce a private members bill against homosexuality.
In August 2014, the Constitutional Court threw out the Anti-homosexuality law that Parliament had passed earlier, citing illegalities in the process of passage.
By Staff Writer.