Uganda is moving fast to enforce its recently passed anti-LGBTQ law after charging a 20-year-old man with “aggravated homosexuality” offence.
In a sharp rebuttal, defiant President Museveni said he would not give in to pressure from foreign institutions. He said Uganda is already trying to reduce its borrowing.
“It is, therefore, unfortunate that the World Bank and other actors dare to want to coerce us into abandoning our faith, culture, principles and sovereignty, using money. They really underestimate all Africans,” he said.
President Museveni said in a statement that if Uganda needed to borrow, it could do so from other sources, and that oil production expected to start by 2025 would provide additional revenues.