Uganda To The West: 'Keep Your Foreign Aid'
Uganda doesn't seem too worried over threats that the nation will lose its aid from Western nations following the signing of its anti-gay law, which can sentence gays to life in prison.
This was made known by the government spokesman Ofwono Opondo. He tweeted, “The West can keep their ‘aid’ to Uganda over homos, we shall still develop without it.”
Some nations have already started freezing or diverting foreign aid. Holland, Denmark and Norway are some countries that have announced they will be diverting or stopping aid to Uganda. While Denmark and Norway said are redirecting around six million euros, Holland stopped a seven-million-euro subsidy to Uganda’s legal system. Opondo, however, didn’t seem bothered. “Western ‘aid’ to Africa is lucrative and (a) profitable trade, they cannot cut off completely. Slave trade, slavery, colonialism, imperialism, and exploitation, Africa must stand up to Western domination” He said.
As we previously reported, the United States is currently reviewing their relationship with Uganda and Secretary of State John Kerry has compared the legislation to the atrocities of Nazi Germany.
Uganda says the West can keep their aid. Shall we call their bluff??