Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has expressed shock and anger at attempts by Kasese Municipal Council’s attempt to pass a by-law that recognizes homosexuals, and transgender people as minorities.
According to Tayebwa, “this immoral motion” was sponsored by a group identified as Human Rights Awareness Promotion Forum coordinated by a one Bob Kyamanywa.
“I want the ministers for Internal Affairs and Local Government to take up the matter of this NGO seriously following the due process as provided for with the NGO board and produce a formal statement on it,” he said in plenary on Wednesday, 25 January 2023.
“I want to make this clear to all local governments in the country. There is no local government that can pass a by-law that contravenes national laws. That is repugnant. Fellow Ugandans,I want to alert you that attempts are being made from all corners to lure our children and innocent people into these immoral acts and it is not going to be a simple fight,they are going to target us, try to tarnish our names, and threaten us but we must stand firm,” he said.
Area MP Atkins Godfrey Katusabe said: “As a representative of the Kasese Community, I would like to make it very clear that "bylaw" is not a position of the Kasese community and the district.”
This comes as the Education ministry probes King’s College Budo after a social media post purported to be of a parent whose son was sodomised by a teacher at the school.
Another post alleging that the accused teacher was transferred to another school went viral, catching the attention of Parliament.