Countries pull aid from Uganda after anti gay bill becomes law
Norway, Denmark and the Netherlands have cut funding to Uganda following President Yoweri Museveni’s decision to sign into law a Bill that makes homosexuality punishable by life imprisonment.
Museveni signed the Bill into law yesterday which calls for a minimum jail term of 14 years for consensual sex between gay men.
Following Museveni’s decision, the Netherlands has stopped around $12 million in aid money which was intended for Uganda’s legal system, Norway and Denmark have also said they will redirect aid directly to human rights groups, rather than the government.
Sweden has also said it will review its spending.
Members of the European Parliament have called for an end to a political agreement with Uganda over the law.