Press Release on the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014
KAMPALA - Uganda received over 1.1 million international tourists in 2012 from around the world. Ugandans are well-known to be happy, welcoming and hospitable people.
The Uganda Tourism Board (UTB) wishes to clarify that Uganda is a non xenophobic country; all people are welcome to the Pearl of Africa.
The controversy currently surrounding the Anti homosexuality act 2014 is exaggerated and UTB wishes to categorically clarify as follows:
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- No gay person will be killed in Uganda. Uganda is a peaceful country and guarantees safety for all. Kampala, Uganda’s capital city was recently voted the safest city in Africa. Uganda is among the 34 out of 54 African countries in which same-sex marriage is illegal.
- The law does not seek to sentence or kill homosexuals but that it deters involvement of young children in this practice and individuals who publically promote it
- That the law was based on the majority support for it in the Parliament of Uganda and the majority ordinary Ugandans whose cultural and religious beliefs are not agreeable to some habits such as homosexuality
- The government therefore has the mandate to observe majority interests, convictions and beliefs of its people which is in actual sense practicing democracy and consequently reaffirming that Uganda is indeed a democratic nation.