Responding to International Backlash Against Anti-gay Law, Uganda Tells West to ‘Keep Their Aid’

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The widespread international backlash against Uganda’s recently passed anti-gay law appears to be having little influence on officials in the East African country. On Thursday, Ugandan government spokesman Ofwono Opondo sent a series of tweets defending the law and President Yoweri Museveni. 

“The west can keep their “aid” to Uganda over homos, we can develop without it”

“@KagutaMuseveni You made Uganda proud after signing the anti-homosexuality law”

“Western ‘Aid’ to Africa is lucrative & profitable trade they cannot cut off completely”

– Ofwono Opondo @OfwonoOpondo February 27, 2014. 

In the past week, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Canada, and the U.S. have all begun reviewing their policies towards aid in Uganda.   

Posted February 27, 2014 at 7:02pm ETC by Kyler Geoffroy
in News, Uganda