Museveni was on Thursday addressing the Global Peace Leadership Conference at Commonwealth Resort, Munyonyo. He said that the mishandling of identity is a big mistake saying that every bodys identity should be respected.
Ogwal sounded the caution, at the opening of the Fourth Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Africa Region Youth Parliament, no underway in Kampala. She warned that accepting foreign cultures, citing homosexuality, among others, would be selling the future of Africa.
In a sermon delivered by Reverend Daniel Byamureba at St. Luke, Kazo Church of Uganda, Namirembe Diocese, Christians have also been urged to uphold their responsibilities amidst several temptations. Rev. Byamurebas sermon was drawn from the Dioceses theme for this year, Come Now, And Let Us Reason Together.
Dr. Akinyele Eric Dairo, the head of the UNFPA office in Uganda says the current debate on whether or not to teach sex education in school is healthy but adds that some of it has been blown out of proportion.
The United States government has cut aid to Uganda as response to the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality law early this year. In the new measures, up to $2.4 million meant for funding a community policing programme would be halted in light of a police raid on a U.S.-funded health program at Makerere University and reports of people detained and abused while in police custody. The US will also reallocate $3 million in funding for a planned national public health institute to another African country, which it did not name.
The Church of Uganda is encouraged by the work of Ugandaâ€™s Parliament in amending the Anti-Homosexuality Bill to remove the death penalty, to reduce sentencing guidelines through a principle of proportionality, and to remove the clause on reporting homosexual behaviour, as we had recommended in our 2010 position statement on the Bill.
Parliament has today passed the Anti -Homosexuality Bill almost three years after it was first tabled on the floor of the house. The bill, which proposes life imprisonment for offenders, comes just a day after the House passed the Anti-Pornography Bill.
Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of the Church of Uganda has attacked gay clergy-men saying they do not belong to the Anglican faith. Speaking at a press conference at his residence on Namirembe Hill on Tuesday, Archbishop Ntagali said having gay bishops is an â€˜unbiblical decisionâ€™ and a â€˜spiritual cancerâ€™ in the Anglican faith.
British film producer David Cecil Edward Hugh has been released on bail after spending the weekend in Luzira prison. On Thursday last week, he was remanded to Luzira prison for secretively staging a play supporting gay rights in public domain despite a ban by Media Council from doing so as the play script was still under review.
Ethics and Integrity Minister, Simon Lokodo, has defended his actions of closing a gay meeting early this year in Entebbe. The Minister in his defense states that this was done in public interest to protect moral standards since homosexuality in Uganda is prohibited.