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Museveni warns youth on harmful foreign culturesPublish Date: Apr 01, 2014
Museveni warns youth on harmful foreign cultures
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A section of people, mainly youth who attended a thanksgiving service to celebrate the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into Law at Kololo independence grounds. PHOTO/Maria Wamala
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By Vision Reporter

KAMPALA - President Museveni has warned Ugandans, especially the youth, not to be lured into accepting foreign cultures that will not only destroy them but also their future and thanked them for their strong support towards the Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

“Africa is the origin of man. Africa is a pioneer of civilization, and that was in Egypt where Africans first lived," said Museveni.

"Arabs only came later. Africa lost leadership because of internal weaknesses. Africa was colonized. Despite all these, Africa survived because of its strong culture that Europeans are now attacking.

Religious leaders hand the President a portrait in appreciation for his assenting the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law. PHOTO/Maria Wamala

"We are saying this is unacceptable,” said the President, drawing cheers from thousands of people who turned up at Kololo Ceremonial grounds to express their support to the President for signing the bill into law.

Museveni, who was accompanied by his wife who is also Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni, was Monday afternoon speaking at the National thanksgiving service organized by the coalition of Religious and Civil Organizations to celebrate the passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into Law.

President Museveni signed the Bill on the February 23 this year.

The President said he signed the Bill after getting convinced that homosexuality was not genetic but nurtured and that sexual organs are designed for specialized duties, especially that of procreation. He warned the youth against being lured by the foreign cultures like oral sex that is very unhealthy and detrimental to their wellbeing.

Youth who attended the thanksgiving prayers show support for the Anti homosexuality law

According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, In addition to HIV, other organisms can be transmitted through oral sex with an infected partner, leading to herpes, syphilis, gonorrhea, genital warts (human papillomavirus, or HPV), intestinal parasites (amebiasis), or hepatitis A or B infection.

The President called on religious leaders, and Members of Parliament to mobilize their communities to engage in modern commercial farming to ensure that each household generates income for financial and food security.

“Europeans threaten us with aid cuts because we are lazy, which is an internal weakness. Uganda grows crops twice a year, unlike in Europe where they cultivate only once because of winter. Uganda is one of the richest countries in the world,” he noted.

He castigated Ugandans who frustrate the opening up of factories and industrial centers like the Tororo Phosphates Factory and urged the youth to shun such people who want to kill their future.

Museveni also asked the youth to be frugal in their expenditure adding that they should not borrow funds for lavish graduation parties and wedding ceremonies and called on religious leaders to teach their congregations to cherish hard work.

All religious leaders vowed never to approve the homosexuality vice and expressed their readiness to help those who were misled into the act through counseling and restoration.

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