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Kadaga To UN Delegates on LGBT Rights: Homosexuality Issues not Uganda’s Priority

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Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has met UN board executives from Rome, Italy and Geneva, in Kampala. Kadaga reportedly told her guests that LGBT issues were not Uganda’s priority.

Kadaga with UN board executives. Courtesy Photo
Kadaga with UN board executives. Courtesy Photo

The officials were from UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPs, UNICEF, UN Women, and World Food Program.

The meeting was part of the UN team’s visit to assess how far Uganda had gone in implementing Sustainable development Goals.


Jagdish Koojul. Courtesy Photo
Jagdish Koojul. Courtesy Photo

“We thank Parliament for the work done in implementation of Sustainable Development Goals,” Jagdish Koojul, a UNDP official praised Kadaga.

“You have ratified and domesticated International Agreements.”

Koojul also praised Uganda’s refugee policy.

“We appreciate the solidarity the government of Uganda shows to African refugees,” he said.

“There aren’t many places in the world where refugees get this welcome. We appreciate that Uganda maintains openness of her borders.”


The officials praised Kadaga for her efforts in the fight for the rights of children and women.

But when it came to LGBT matters, Kadaga insisted the issue was not high on Uganda’s agenda.

“Our priority is not LGBT our priority is food… not sex,” said Kadaga.

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