Ms Anita Among, the Speaker of Parliament, has mobilized the electorate in the Busoga Sub-region to vote out MPs who oppose the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (2023).
Ms Among made the comments on Tuesday while officiating at the commissioning of a solar power project at Naloose Primary School in Bugaya, Buyende District.
She predicts that some MPs will act like the biblical Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus Christ.
Ms. Among urged collective responsibility and vigilance in naming and shaming legislators who advocate for homosexuality.
“I am going to bring a law on the Floor (of Parliament) that will protect our children from being recruited into homosexuality; so, ask your MPs to vote [support the law]. “Condemn those who did not vote in its favor as traitors,” Ms Among said.
The Speaker, who was responding to concerns raised by the locals on the rising homosexuality in schools, said the vice is “very bad and ill-intentioned”, so everybody must stand up to protect and preserve the generations ahead, adding that the litmus test is the proposed Bill.
She praised the solar project for not only fulfilling campaign promises, but also for supporting education enhancement and allowing children in rural areas to study without the use of candles.
The Budiope East MP, Mr Moses Magogo, stated that the solar power project is one of the programs that will improve education performance not only in his constituency, but throughout the district.
“I am responding to the campaign critical areas identified as promised, and together with your daughter-in-law (Among), we will push Buyende to a better position. According to the District Education Officer (DEO), Budiope East has 49 primary government-aided schools. “I have already covered 20, and the rest will be powered before the end of term,” Mr Magogo said.