By Mubiru Ivan
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has been honoured by Members of Parliament for putting up a strong fight against gay rights in the recently concluded Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) meeting in Geneva.
To MPs, by opposing the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) agenda, it was a clear indication that Kadaga and team were “consistently upholding and protecting Uganda’s cultural values”.
The motion to commend Kadaga’s role at the IPU meeting was moved by Bufumbira County MP Nsaba Buturo on Wednesday.
He said that Kadaga championed a worthy and victorious cause, saying that both her performance and leadership has shown Ugandans her true character.
According to parliament.go.ug, 27 MPs who contributed to the debate on the motion in a session which lasted one hour applauded the Speaker, saying that her decision to stand for what is right has saved Uganda and the whole world from barbaric acts of homosexuality.
Minister of State for Housing also Kinkizi County East legislator, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi said that as opposed to arguments that homosexuality is inborn; it is a behavior that should be rejected.
Last month, Winnie Byanyima, the Executive Director of Oxfam International attacked Kadaga for fighting against gay people.
In a tweet, the wife to Uganda’s main opposition figure Dr. Kizza Besigye said the speaker is denying vulnerable people their rights in order to gain some popularity.
“Gay agenda permanently banned from IPU assemblies http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National… via @dailymonitor Shame on speaker Kadaga 4 denying vulnerable people rights, in order to gain some popularity,” Byanyima tweeted.
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