Apparently, coming, at long last, this week...!
By Raymond Baguma
THE Government will next week table the anti-pornography and anti- homosexuality draft laws before Parliament, ethics minister Dr. James Nsaba Buturo has said.
Buturo told journalists at the Media Centre on Friday: “The bills are ready and I will present them before Parliament next week. We are excited about it and our opponents, too, are excited.”
Once passed into law, the bills will radically address pornographic and homosexual practices and boost the Government’s efforts to rid the country of immorality, he remarked.
Buturo said: “This is a response to what we consider dangerous to our society. We have been anxious for this.”
He, however, declined to reveal the penalties against the offenders.
Buturo said there was foreign pressure against the anti-gay legislation, but the Government was ready to resist it.
“We have told our foreign friends to mind their own business. Ugandans have their values and principles,” he said.
Recently, Buturo said that once the two bills are passed into law, it will be an offence to publish and distribute literature on homosexuality.
He also said it would become impossible for homosexuals to address press conferences and attract people to support their cause.
Responding to reports that sex workers at the ongoing National agricultural Show in Jinja want stalls to attract clients, Buturo said: “They do not deserve space, they need assistance.”
Published on: Saturday, 25th July, 2009