Talk about embarassing. Have you seen this post? I was debunking the lie that I am such a threat to the Heterosexual (traditional) family in Uganda. And, I got across this summary of David Bahati's constituency. It is at Harry's Place. I would really love for anyone out there to prove these allegations wrong. Because, David Bahati believes that they are. The over riding fear, the over riding threat to Uganda, is homosexual me. But, here is what his constituents are like...
Now let’s focus on the author of the bill, MP David Bahati and his constituency of Ndorwa West. Ndorwa West hasn’t a single gay or lesbian person that David can point at. But it has under-the-tree classrooms, health centers without doctors, nurses and medicines. The majority or women have their babies in bushes. Poverty is 60% among the population. Many have migrated to neighboring Bunyoro. Once called the Switzerland of Africa, southwest
is warming up fast and becoming arid because of overpopulation and poor farming conditions. Uganda
The desperation of people in this part of
drove people into the hands of a fanatical religious sect. Nine hundred met their deaths in an inferno in a church in Kanungu back in 2000. Efforts to confirm whether David Bahati was a survivor or lost relatives in this inferno were fruitless. Uganda
Surprisingly the desperation of poor people in Ndorwa West doesn’t count to an MP who was elected by 90% of the population in his constituency so he can solve their problems. Having got into parliament, he instead decided to follow the fanatical and hate agenda of rightwing religious extremists in
, a trend matching an assessment of MPs performance by the Africa Leadership Institute. America
While Bahati scored A and C in the plenary and committee assignments respectively, he only managed an E when it came to work in his own constituency. This rating (2007/08) was just a level before the worst (F) despite having a locality office with an assistant paid for by the taxpayer. MP Bahati failed to account for how he spent his Constituency Development Fund altogether!
Now, I have already invited MP Bahati to refute these allegations. I will post whatever he sends me. Oh, we are in contact, though he has not deemed it ok to reply as yet. I am still waiting. I have high hopes. this is a new year.
There is a neighbour friend. A guy, young man. I believe he knows that I am gay, but, he that doesnt stop him from coming and hanging around with me. My lover has warned me about him. Is not okay for the neighbours to really know what it is about us.... Or, at least to have confirmation.
But, there is also a flip side. If he doesnt mind, if he still wants to be a friend... Then, what the hell is bad about that? I am not going to 'recruit' him..... So, he comes and sees me writing the blog, and, he is curious enough to see what I am writing, and, I dont cover it up. Hell, it is MY home, and he is a guest. Course, I cant control what he does with the knowledge. But, trust is two way. I will trust him to understand that I am no ogre. And, hope that he takes that instead of when he is informed that I must be an ogre because I am gay.
Course, he can still hurt me if he talks without meaning to hurt, even. But then, that is life. A tight rope to walk.