Masaka Municipality Sheikh Twaha Bugembe has asked Parliament to speed up the process of enacting the Anti homosexuality bill into law. While delivering his Iddi el fitir sermon at Masaka Main Mosque on Sunday, Sheikh Bugembe wondered why the bill is taking long to be passed.
Masaka Municipality Sheikh Twaha Bugembe has asked Parliament to speed up the process of enacting the Anti homosexuality bill into law.
While delivering his Iddi el fitir sermon at Masaka Main Mosque on Sunday, Sheikh Bugembe wondered why the bill is taking long to be passed.
He said that ever since the bill was first tabled in February 2009 it has been abandoned by the legislators yet the evil of homosexuality is continuing to take toll on Uganda and many youths have been recruited into what he called inhuman acts.
In February 2009 Ndorwa West MP David Bahati tabled Anti homosexuality bill proposing death penalty for those found guilty of aggravated homosexuality, defined as when one of the participants is a minor, HIV-positive, disabled or a serial offender.
Sheikh Bugembe warned that if parliament doesn’t come up with strict laws to check the vices Ugandans should wait for big punishment from God. He said that holy Quran shows that a whole generation was tormented by Allah for involving in sodomy saying that this could happen to the Uganda if nothing is done to curb this problem.
He said that homosexuality is a western culture that was introduced into Uganda to destroy the family structure and the wider society which he said Muslims cannot tolerate.
The cleric further noted that tough laws should also be put in place to check on growing and smoking of marijuana, saying it is another cause of evil in the area. He said that many youths are victims of marijuana smoking and instead of doing productive work they spent most of their time smoking.
Sheikh Bugembe said that many children are victims of defilement just because of marijuana smoking, appealing to legislators to pass a law to regulate marijuana use.
He however called upon believers to continue with good deeds and behaviour they have exhibited in the holy month of Ramadhan.
Masaka municipality Member of Parliament, Mathias Mpuuga, asked Muslims to pray for the country because it’s in poor state. He said that because of the poor standards of living, most Ugandans go without food not because they are fasting but because they lack what to eat, asking the believers to pray for the country to get out of this situation.
He called upon youths to acquire vocational skills if the country is to solve the problem of high level of unemployment. He said that government has failed to fight poverty among Ugandans and it has instead concentrated on offering districts, asking youths to acquire vocational skills.
Prayers were attended by the Masaka District Kadhi Sheik Swaibu Nduga, permanent secretary in the ministry of health Dr Asuman Lukwago, Mayuge District Chief Administrative Officer and other Muslims faithful.
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