Last Updated on: 16th June 2023, 09:52 pm
Kampala, June 16, 2023: Uganda remains defiant following a number of threats from the West after ratifying her Anti-gay Bill into Law.
The East African country says sanctions from the European Union and the United States of America will have no significant effects on Ugandans, including the economy.
According to State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem, America has a right to issue advisory notes for its citizens, “but we will not be intimidated,” he says.
His statement follows an earlier release by the U.S Mission in Uganda which issued a warning to its nationals likely to come to Uganda.
Now, on Friday evening (EAT), the US Department of State published a directive from President Joe Biden.
“As directed by President Biden, the U.S. government will continue to evaluate additional actions under this policy, as well as the use of other tools at our disposal, to promote accountability for Ugandan officials and other individuals responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Uganda, abusing human rights, including those of LGBTQI+ persons, or engaging in corrupt practices.”
Read the full statement here:
“The United States strongly supports the Ugandan people and remains committed to advancing respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms in Uganda and globally,” Department of State says.