IS CUTTING AID TO UGANDA A CONCLUSSIVE SOLUTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF A GRASSROOT KUCHU SUFFERING IN CLOSET?

IS CUTTING AID TO UGANDA A CONCLUSSIVE SOLUTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF A GRASSROOT KUCHU SUFFERING IN CLOSET?

Basing on the trends that have followed President Museveni’s signing of the new anti homosexuality law into operation on 24th February 2014 to punish homosexuals and those that support them, the donor countries in the western world that respect LGBTI rights come out to immediately stop the aid support to Uganda.
This is the move is one of the immediate solution any country can think of to punish Uganda, however this may be yet another blow to the marginalized LGBTI community to further be in trouble once found out to be LGBT because of various factors that one may seem not to see deeply such as;

When this aid is cut completely, the LGBTI community that is in hiding may suffer the more as they are going to be blamed by the public for this catastrophe. They will be seen as traitors to the African culture and development and as such this will push the LGBTI community deeper into the closet.

Cutting aid is not going to punish culprits that supported the bill into law such as the president, members of parliament, the ministers, among others because these people will still earn their salaries at the expense of tax payer’s money and cutting aid will not have any effect on them but rather the innocent masses of people inclusive of those that are tolerant, support and aid the homosexuals who even never knew what the law meant for Uganda’s future if it was passed.

When this aid is cut a lot of supportive organizations working underground will find difficult in their operations to help out those LGBTI that are hiding and as such they will be even much more vulnerable to do various illegal means in order for them to live the next day. One should know that many kuchus are not employed and live on handouts from those that feel touched of their situation.

Among some of the ways that would make Uganda make reverse on this new law would be through imposing of travel bans to countries that are tolerant and observe
LGBT rights to all those that got involved in making this law a success. The same this should be done to those that incite violence and insinuate genocide of innocent LGBT people through their rhetoric words and statements to the public against LGBT community. It does not make any sense for a person who does not like LGBTI people to step on soils of countries that respect them.

As per Gay Star News, there are other suggested means to show support to LGBT community that may be used like worldwide protests, creation of global movements against this law, Speak out, Call on international companies to boycott business in Uganda, Issue statements condemning the passage of the Bill into law, lobby for asylum for LGBT persons fleeing for their life and create an easy passage for them through the diplomatic missions and consulates once one can prove that he or she really needs and qualify for it, inform Ugandan LGBTI persons of organizations that can help, protest arrests of Ugandan LGBTI persons, tell governments or tourism companies to issue travel warnings, urge religious leaders to speak out, recall ambassadors, urge foreign leaders/celebrities to speak out against this law, urge international aid groups to speak out, draw international attention to other issues in Uganda, and last but not least use your influence to spread the message.

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