Uganda‘s Speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga is calling for the anti homosexuality bill to be tabled before parliament as soon as possible in order to affirm Uganda‘s position on homosexuality.
Kadaga spoke as she arrived to a hero’s welcome at entebbe airport late last night. She also reiterated her statement in Canada in which she defended Uganda’s position on homosexuality.
Uganda’s Speaker of the Parliament not only supports the country’s controversial “Kill the Gays” bill, but she wants to force a vote on the issue.
Rebecca Kadaga says she will not “be intimidated” into dropping the bill, which would make “aggravated homosexuality” a crime punishable by death in the East African nation. Countries worldwide have pledged to stop financial aid if Uganda passes the legislation.
On several occasions, the West has threatened to cut aid to Uganda if parliament passes the homosexuality bill, which seeks to introduce tough penalty for aggravated homosexuality convicts.
Said Kadaga: “If the price of aid is going to be the promotion of homosexuality in this country, I think we don’t want that aid.”
Homosexuality is already illegal in the country, and those convicted of being gay are subject to 14 years in prison.