Statement on the World Bank’s Decision

Kampala, 14 th August, 2023

In a move that has been met with hostility from the Ugandan community, the World Bank announced its decision to suspend loans to Uganda due to its persistent enforcement of a deeply discriminatory anti-homosexuality law. Uganda’s law not only infringes upon the basic human rights and dignity of LGBTQ+ individuals but also hinders progress toward equality, justice, and social cohesion.

At Kuchu Times Media Group, we stand united against any form of discrimination and persecution based on sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. The World Bank’s decision to withhold financial support from Uganda is an important step towards holding nations accountable for upholding fundamental human rights.

It is a stark reminder that laws targeting LGBTQ+ individuals not only perpetuate discrimination but also hinder economic growth, social inclusivity, and the overall well-being of a nation’s population. By taking a firm stance against such laws, the international community sends a powerful message that equality and human rights are non-negotiable values.

We applaud the World Bank for taking this crucial step, and we urge other international organizations, governments, and individuals to follow suit. The fight for LGBTQ+ rights is far from over, and it is imperative that we continue to advocate for change, challenge discriminatory legislation, and provide unwavering support to those who are marginalized.
As a media house dedicated to telling the stories of LGBTQ+ persons, we remain committed to amplifying the voices of those affected by such discriminatory laws, sharing their stories, and shedding light on the importance of global solidarity. Together, we can create a world that celebrates diversity, embraces inclusivity, and stands firmly against any form of oppression.