On 29th may 2023 President Museveni assented to the anti-homosexual bill which has now become the anti- homosexual act 2023.
The president executed his mandate as prescribed by Article 91 (3) (a) of the Constitution.
Among Annet the speaker of parliament in her official statement thanked parliament for standing by the people.
“Parliament of Uganda, we have answered the cries of our people. We have legislated to protect the sanctity of family as per Article 31 of the Constitution of Uganda.” Among said.
She further noted that as a parliament, they have stood strong to defend culture and aspirations of the people as per objectives and directive principles of state policy.
She also thanked His Excellency, the president, for his steadfast action in the interest of Uganda.
“With a lot of humility, I thank my colleagues the Members of Parliament for withstanding all the pressure from bullies and doomsday conspiracy theorists in the interest of our country. By their action, we have lived by our motto: For God and our Country’’.
Among also thanked the people of Uganda for the prayers and encouragement while they executed their mandate.
The speaker pledged to always stand for and promote the interest of the people of Uganda.
‘’I now encourage the duty bearers under the law to execute the mandate bestowed upon them in the Anti-Homosexuality Act. The people of Uganda have spoken, and it is your duty to now enforce the law in a fair, steadfast, and firm manner.’’ Among acknowledged.
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023 is a Ugandan parliamentary bill that restricts freedom of speech on LGBT topics and introduces harsher penalties for certain types of homosexual acts. On 21 March 2023, the bill was read a third time, and was then sent to President Yoweri Museveni for assent.
Uganda is now among the 11 countries in Africa that have rejected homosexuality.
Communications Officer, Government Citizen Interaction Centre