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Ugandans to Hold Mass Anti-Gay Parade

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He announced on Saturday that the match which will start from Makerere University though the city to Kololo airstrip will attract Cabinet Ministers, MPs, government officials, artistes, religious leaders and the ordinary people.


Since the signing of the Anti-Homosexuality Law by HE the President on February 24, a number of outraged western countries moved to unplug support they had been channelling to a number of development programmes in the country.


Ssempa described the oncoming parade as the biggest of its kind in the world.


“We have been bedevilled and called all sorts of names by western media and on the Internet. But amid all the tribulation, and intimidation, our leaders including our President have stood their ground, and for that, we must celebrate.”


The event comes amidst continued calls world over to pile more pressure on Uganda over what they describe as tough criminal punishment set for Ugandan homosexuals.


Human Rights Watch last week reportedly called for the withdraw of United State government support to Ugandan security forces, especially Police and the UPDF.


“There has been a lot of condemnatory statements. The time has kind of passed for that,” said HRW’s Margon Sarah.


“The U.S. needs to actually take some concrete actions. One of the things we have been talking about is looking at U.S. assistance to the police and security forces, given that they are going to be the ones tasked with implementing the law.”


The US government, however, says it is still considering how it might respond so as not to hurt the Ugandan people.


“A lot of the aid that we provide goes to ensure services for things like lifesaving health and medication for HIV/AIDS, to bring justice to those responsible for atrocities, like the [rebel] LRA [Lord’s Resistance Army],” State Department Spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, was quoted as saying by Voice of America.


“So we want to make sure that actions we take don’t have a detrimental impact on the Ugandan people who need those health services.”

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