President Museveni has warned Western countries to stop imposing their social practices on Africans, such as homosexuality.
“On the subject of homosexuals, we will set aside time to thoroughly discuss the issue. Homosexuals deviate from the norm. Is it due to nature or nurture? We must provide answers to these questions. “We need to get a medical opinion on that,” he explained.
Mr Museveni asked in Parliament on Thursday afternoon why western countries threaten to sanction those who oppose homosexuality when it should be the other way around.
“Western countries should stop wasting humanity’s time by imposing their social practices on us. “Sex is private, so why should the public know whether you’re gay or not unless you declare yourself?” he wondered
“In Europe, people marry their cousins but in Uganda and some other parts of Africa, it is taboo to marry your cousin, so should we impose sanctions on them? That isn’t our issue,” he added.
Although Ugandans expected Mr Museveni to address public concerns such as the theft of iron sheets and goats intended to develop the Karamoja sub-region, he abruptly ended his speech, prompting murmurs from Members of Parliament.
President Museveni focused his speech on the Parish Development Model and Ugandans’ social-economic transformation.
“The other day I saw some youth on television, saying, we hear about PDM but we don’t see it. Nonsense, go find it; it’s your fault. Check with your parish if it is your money, or with your MP “He stated.