No More Aid Cuts Over Gay Law, says Oryem

what is ed geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>Hon. Okello Oryem says that two meetings were held with both the European Union ambassadors on March 28, medical 2014, viagra dosage and a second one with the United States Ambassador following the passing of the anti-gay law and its assent by the President.

The Minister made this revelation while meeting the Committee on Foreign Affairs as it considered the ministerial budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2014/2015.

He said that these delegations were assured that the Anti-homosexuality law would not be revoked or changed in any form but assurances were given on its implementation putting into consideration the Cotonou Agreement.

“We re-assured the diplomatic community on their concerns about homophobic reactions by the members of the public. This seemed to calm down their tempers. The European Union delegation assured us that there would be no more aid cuts,” he said.

He said that the United States is still considering this stand and will soon come out with its declaration.


The Minister however, added that any form of promotion of the homosexuality vice in public would be punished and those liable would be charged according to the law.

“As much as we shall not pursue those who do their acts behind closed doors, we shall deal with anybody who engages in this act or its promotion of homosexuality in public and these will be dealt with accordingly,” he warned.

Hon. Okello Oryem added that homosexuals will not be denied access to medical care and any others services which they will seek unlike in other countries where they are pursued and prosecuted.

“No one should be denied medical services, education or work because of their sexual orientation,” he concluded.

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