Ugandan Official Blasts UK Over Aid Threat
November 02 2011 10:09 AM ET
A Ugandan official has condemned recent comments by UK Prime Minister David Cameron, who said that Commonwealth countries receiving a type of bilateral aid should “adhere to proper human rights,” including the rights of LGBT individuals.
John Nagenda, an adviser to President Yoweri Museveni, told the BBC that the UK shouldn’t treat Ugandans like “children” and that the country, where gays face virulent, state-sanctioned homophobia influenced by some American religious groups, is “tired of these lectures.”
"I believe it will die a natural death. But this kind of ex-colonial mentality of saying: 'You do this or I withdraw my aid' will definitely make people extremely uncomfortable with being treated like children," Nagenda said.
Read the BBC report here.
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