The people and government of Uganda have responded defiantly to threats by the World Bank and the Biden regime to cut off funds and foreign aid unless the country drops its new laws against the promotion of sodomy.
The President of Uganda, General Yoweri Museveni, has assured his citizens that the country’s economy does not need assistance from the West if that aid is tied to acceptance of homosexuality.
In an official statement made in response to the freezing of loans to Uganda by the World Bank, the President said he wanted “to inform everybody, starting with Ugandans, that Uganda will develop with or without loans.”
“With discipline, patriotism and combating corruption, we shall thrive because our agriculture is there, our industries are growing and our services sector is expanding. 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 under-estimate all Africans,” Museveni stated.
The statement comes after the World Bank decided this week to deny any requests for loans from Uganda because of the recent Anti-Homosexuality Law, which is aimed at protecting marriage and children by imposing criminal penalties on acts of sodomy and homosexual rape of children and the vulnerable.
Ugandan Information Minister Chris Baryomunsi said on Wednesday, “The World Bank and others should be reminded that Uganda is a sovereign country, making decisions in the interests of its people, and this is the spirit of the anti-homosexuality law.”
Museveni clarified in his statement that “merely being a homosexual is not targeted by this law. It is going from being a homosexual to recruit or coerce others into your deviance, that is targeted by the law.”
“We do not need pressure from anybody to know how to solve problems in our society,” he declared.
Museveni has previously affirmed he would not be coerced by money. After signing the Anti-Homosexuality Law and being threatened by the U.S. government that aid to the country would be cut, Museveni declared, “If they cut aid, we shall sit down and discipline our expenditure, rearrange our budgets; if they interfere with our trade, we shall trade with others.”