The National Unity Platform (NUP) party, under the leadership of Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, has strongly criticized the World Bank, labeling the institution as hypocritical. This rebuke comes in response to the World Bank’s decision to halt financial support to Uganda following the enactment of the Anti-Homosexuality Law, which is deemed to violate human rights.
In a report by NBS TV Reporter, Adam Mayambala, Kyagulanyi, the President of NUP, has accused the international community, including the World Bank, of turning a blind eye to Uganda’s ongoing human rights violations. He pointed out that numerous lives have been lost, and many individuals remain incarcerated under a government that has consistently trampled on human rights. Despite these atrocities, Kyagulanyi asserts that international organizations and funders have failed to take decisive action.
During his recent tour of the United States, where he engaged with NUP supporters in the Diaspora, Kyagulanyi expressed his dismay at the World Bank’s decision. He argued that human rights violations in Uganda extend far beyond gay rights, emphasizing that the right to life should be the primary concern. As such, he condemned the World Bank and other international actors for their selective response to human rights abuses in Uganda.
In response to these challenges, Kyagulanyi announced a nationwide campaign aimed at mobilizing NUP supporters, strengthening their support base, and establishing new party offices across the country, starting with Mbarara. He noted that they have already communicated with the relevant authorities and do not anticipate any disruptions to their efforts. This campaign underscores NUP’s commitment to advancing human rights and democratic values in Uganda.
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