Friday, August 22, 2008

From the Director General of Uganda AIDS Commission

Gay activities rife in schools

Thursday, 21st August, 2008


SCHOOLS have become breeding grounds for homosexuality, according to Dr. Kihumuro Apuuli.


Anne Mugisa reports that the Aids Commission chief urged the education ministry to stamp out the vice. He, however, noted that parents and guardians had an even bigger responsibility to inculcate African values in their children.


The practice is common among young people between 15 and 24 years.


He was answering questions about attacks against Uganda during the recent HIV/AIDS conference in Mexico. Many participants, he said, claimed that gay people were being harassed in the country.


We had quite adverse publicity in Mexico. Many speakers condemned our country but I believe we have strong values in terms of behaviour and what we think is right, said Apuuli,

It was difficult, he added for someone to depart from the values they are taught right from the time they were toddlers.


Over 30,000 people were at the conference. They included people living with HIV, scientists and policy makers and other stakeholders. Over 500 Ugandans from here and the Diaspora also participated.



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Well, bang goes the thought that because he is a scientist, he is an ally. Was only my wishful thinking.

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