President Museveni has scoffed at the western countries, telling not to front acts of homosexuality, and gay rights in Uganda and Africa.
Museveni made the statements in a meeting with the Executive Director of UNAIDs, Winnie Byanyima at State House Entebbe.
Byanyima was meeting president Museveni to advocate for gay rights as well as brief the president on the upcoming International Conference on Aids and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in 2021.
Speaking about the homosexuality issue, Museveni warned western powers against fronting homosexuality as an ‘appreciated act” in Uganda.
“I had a discussion with the Executive Director of UNAIDS Winnie Byanyima, making known our position and, indeed our practice as non-aggressive towards homosexuality, even when our laws criminalize the practice. That small group of people, has, throughout our history been known, but ignored,” President Museveni said.
He further went on to speak about the different groups in society that advertise the evil act, warning them not to provoke the majority.
“But now, some groups in the world want us to advertise and acclaim homosexuality as an alternative way of life. We have advised our Western partners, not to provoke the big majority by fronting homosexuality as something that is appreciated, demanding for the change of the law,” he added.
Byanyima, giving an overview of the state of affairs in the HIV/Aids fight, told the President that efforts should be placed on messages of prevention if the war against the pandemic is to be won.
“Prevention has not had much attention. It needs to be boosted. For example, there are medicines that can be taken when at high risk of infection. Not enough people know about this,” she said.
She added that focus could also be placed on specific groups that are at high risk of infection or transmission like sexual minorities and commercial sex workers.
“It is important for health service providers to do their part and attend to these minorities without being judgmental. Moralising should be left to moralists,” she said.