By Nasser Kasozi Akandwanaho
PARLIAMENT: Deputy Speaker of Parliament Thomas Tayebwa has directed the Education Committee of parliament to comprehensively investigate a thread of alleged homosexual practices in Ugandan schools.
In his communication to Members on Tuesday afternoon, Tayebwa said the country is concerned about the increasing cases of homosexuality and lesbianism in schools.
‘These schools are now recruitment centers; some of these children and their parents are dying in silence. We need the Committee on Education to look into this matter and we find solutions,” the Deputy Speaker said.
The deputy speaker’s directive follows repeated public outcries and a number of pictures on social media that depicted the practice in some schools.
Another document in circulation recently made damning allegations against some of the top schools including sodomising children and recruiting them into the vice.
Reacting to Deputy Speaker’s stance on homosexuality allegation, Charles Bakkabulindi, who represents workers in Parliament said that some NGOs are involved in the promotion of LGBTq activities in schools.
Sarah Opendi, the Tororo District Woman Member of Parliament commended Tayebwa for the directive and said Parliament must provide leadership in the fight against LGBTq activities, “Even in this Parliament, we have people who are sympathetic to these people and I will name you here, “she said.
Late last year, Tayebwa tasked the government to start funding all religious institutions across the country as one of the ways to fight homosexuality and abortion.