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Tourism Board: Gay Law Won't Harass Tourists

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“I wish to clarify that Uganda is a non-xenophobic country; all people are welcome to the pearl of Africa,” said Asiimwe in a statement.


The Anti-Homosexuality Law was passed by Parliament and signed by President Yoweri Museveni last month amidst widespread uproar from western human rights commentators.


The law which hands a 14 year jail term to aggregated homosexual offenders was described by the rights defenders as a step backwards in the country’s pursuit of universal enjoyment of human rights.


Mr Asiimwe, however, reassured potential visitors that “no gay person will be killed in Uganda. We are a peaceful country and guarantee safety for all.”


He noted that Kampala the country’s capital was recently voted the safest city in Africa.


Asiimwe clarified further that the law was based on majority support for it in Parliament, and that majority ordinary Ugandans whose cultural and religious belief are not agreeable to such habits as homosexuality.


“Government thus has the mandate to observe the majority interests, convictions and beliefs of its people, which is in actual sense practicing democracy and reaffirming that Uganda is indeed a democratic nation.”

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