President Museveni is scheduled to meet MPs on the Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs to further deliberate on the final provisions of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023 before his assent.
According to government chief whip Hamson Dennis Obua, the meeting is likely to be at State House Entebbe or Nakasero State Lodge in Kampala.
“In that meeting, consensus will be generated,” he noted of the gathering which will be follow up of the ruling party resolution to send back the anti-gay bill to parliament for improvement.
Obua told media that the Bill would be unanimously supported and also insisted that no major changes will be made to the legislation passed by Parliament on March 21.
“The reinforcement of the Bill is to strengthen it further and it is in the best interest of the people and the citizens of Uganda,” he highlighted.
The thorny legislation was unanimously adopted in a plenary session steered by Speaker Anita Among. Prior to the passing the Bugiri Municipality MP Asuman Basalirwa had expeditiously processed the legislation and was eventually tabled, processed at the committee stage and later passed by House with the reasoning that it would shield Uganda’s moral fabric.
Since its passing, the Bill has attracted condemnation from rights activists and the West with the European Union Members of Parliament voting last week to pressure President Museveni not to approve the anti-LGBTQ Bill.