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Homophobic Ugandan Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to appear at London conference

Joseph McCormick August 22, 2014
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Have you ever wanted to meet the homophobic Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, and champion of the country’s anti-gay law? Now is your chance.

Rebecca Kadaga, the Ugandan Speaker since 2011, will appear at the 4th Ugandan Investment Forum in the Troxy on 13 September 2014.

The theme of the event is “Uganda is open for business”, and other speakers include the Vice President, various Ministers and peers.

Kadaga pushed forward the country’s now defunct Anti-Homosexuality Act, in its early stages, and initially had promised to pass the bill by the end of 2012.

On 1 August, Uganda’s Constitutional Court overturned the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Act.

Approved by Mr Museveni in February this year, the law called for repeat offenders of homosexuality to be sentenced to 14 years in prison and made it a criminal offence not to report someone for being gay.

Political supporters are pushing for the act to be reinstated.

Tickets to the Investment Forum are free, and available here.

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