US cancels Speaker Among’s visas over anti-homosexuality law, reveals Basalirwa

Man Jose Kayima

On Monday morning, the Speaker of the 11th Parliament Anita Annet Among revealed that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni had assented the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Following the development, Hon. Asuman Basalirwa has stated that the US has revoked Among’s visas.

Basalirwa confirmed the development on Monday afternoon as he displayed a printout of the mail to Journalists at Parliament

“The US government has revoked your (Among) current visas on information that came available after your last issuance,” he said as he displayed a printout of the apparent mail to journalists at Parliament.

“As of May 12, 2023, you (Among) don’t possess a valid visa to the US although you are welcome to apply again.”

“I think they were looking for my visa for the US but they didn’t find it. So, the first victim is the speaker,” Said the Bugiri Municipality MP as quoted by Daily Monitor.

On Monday morning, Among said,

“His Excellency, the President of the Republic of Uganda, General Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has executed his constitutional mandate as prescribed by Article 91 (3) (a) of the Constitution. He has assented to the Anti-Homosexuality Act.

“As the Parliament of Uganda, we have answered the cries of our people. We have legislated to protect the sanctity of family as per Article 31 of the Constitution of Uganda. We have stood strong to defend our culture and aspirations of our people as per objectives 19 & 24 of natinal objectives and directive principles of state policy.”

“I thank His Excellency, the president, for his steadfast action in the interest of Uganda. With a lot of humility, I thank my colleagues the Members of Parliament for withstanding all the pressure from bullies and doomsday conspiracy theorists in the interest of our country. By their action, we have lived by our motto: For God and our Country.”

“On behalf of the Parliament of Uganda, I thank the people of Uganda for the prayers and encouragement while we executed our mandate in line with Articles 1 and 79 of the Constitution. We shall always stand for and promote the interest of the people of Uganda.”

“I now encourage the duty bearers under the law to execute the mandate bestowed upon them in the Anti-Homosexuality Act. The people of Uganda have spoken, and it is your duty to now enforce the law in a fair, steadfast, and firm manner.” She stated

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