The former State Minister for Ethics and Integrity and Bufumbira East MP James Nsaba Buturo has asked Parliament intervene in blocking the upcoming MTN Nyege Nyege festival, The Tower Post reports.
Buturo informed Parliament on Wednesday that he has information that over 4000 homosexuals are to converge in Jinja this weekend and have open sex, and sex with animals.
“A lot of detestable activities including sex will be on show at the festival. This is unprecedented, this is not acceptable. This moral invasion is one that we should not take lightly,” he said
Responding to Nsaba Buturo’s concern, Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda told Parliament that the Minister of Internal Affairs was already looking into the allegations on the Nyege Nyege Festival.
“The matter is being investigated by the Honorable Minister of Internal Affairs Jeje Odong and he is handling the situation. We should give him time to investigate,” prime Minister Rugunda said.
This follows State Minister for Ethics and Integrity Father Simon Lokodo’s letter asking Internal Affairs Minister Jeje Odongo to block the fest.
The letter which is dated September 3rd surfaced on social media on Tuesday September 4th, leaving mixed reactions about its authenticity since it wasn’t on any headed paper.
In the letter, Lokodo asks Minister Odongo to instruct the Inspector General of Police to stop the MTN Nyege Nyege event which was slated to run from Thursday September 6th to Sunday September 9th.
Lokodo argued that “the purpose of this festival in the last two years has been compromised to accommodate the celebration and recruitment of young people into homosexuality and LGBTI movement.”
“It is our responsibility as government to protect the citizens against such vices,” he added.
However telecommunications company MTN Uganda, which is the major sponsor of the event, maintains that it will happen as scheduled.
“The Party is STILL ON with only 2 days to #MTNNyegeNyege, the biggest festival of the year. Join the party with Tickets still available at the Venue,” MTN posted on social media.