Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni proves unwavering, after signing what international community termed as one of the world’s harshest anti-LGBTQ laws.
The anti-homosexuality law carries penalties of up to the death penalty.
Mr Museveni says it was necessary to prevent members of the LGBTQ community from being ‘disoriented‘ from ‘recruiting’ other people .
His comments were the first since he signed the bill into law, triggering widespread Western criticism including threats by U.S. President Joe Biden and others to cut aid to Uganda and impose other sanctions.
“The signing is finished, nobody will move us,” Museveni said while meeting lawmakers from his National Resistance Movement party, a statement issued by his office late on Wednesday showed.