The Ugandan government has suspended the operations of a local non-governmental organisation (NGO) that advocates for the rights of sexual minorities, accusing it of working in the East African country illegally.
Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) is known for shamelessly advocating for the rights of LGBT people in Uganda, well knowing that homosexuality is illegal and gay are compared to nothing but pure hell.
SMUG’s operations have been suspended because “they were operating illegally,” a statement from National Bureau for NGOs partially reads.
“SMUG continues to operate without…a valid NGO permit,” it states, adding that the group’s operations had been suspended with immediate effect.
Uganda is a deeply conservative and religious society that gives no single room to the ‘nonsense’ of LGBT people. The country’s parliament years back passed an anti-gay law that handed out life sentences for some categories of homosexual offences.
President Yoweri Museveni has previously described homosexuality in Uganda as emblematic of the West’s “social imperialism” in Africa which will never be adopted in Uganda.