Members of the Uganda delegation led by the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga blocked a debate on the rights of minorities especially gay communities while attending the Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly in Geneva.
The plans to secretly introduce LGBT agenda at the 139th assembly were introduced by sections of pro-gay nations who moved an amendment of the IPU rules to have a debate on the rights of homosexuals despite objections from mainly Muslim and African members.
This prompted the current IPU President, Gabriela Cuevas Barron, to propose that members campaign in order to vote on the question – a vote the gay community lost.
Speaking to Matooke Republic, Kawempe North MP, Hon Latif Sebagala lauded the Speaker for standing her ground on the matter and lauded other member countries for preserving their heritage.
“We knew about these backdoor plans and I informed the Parliamentary Union Islamic Conference. We all agreed that we should fight this item,” Ssebaggala said.
Mwijukye Francis, the Buhweju County MP, assured the global conference that they should enact laws that improve the livelihoods of their people rather than fronting agenda that threaten to endanger them.
“We shall continue to fight the LGBT issues on the international level until people here appreciate that same-sex is inhuman and anti-culture,” he said.
Other Ugandan MPs at the conference include Hon. Osoru Mourine (Arua Municipality), Kabagyeni Rose (Kisoro District), Anyakun Esther (Nakapiripirit District), and Akamba Paul (Busiki county).