The anti-gay law in Uganda has generated reactions from many countries of the world including the US this week.
Ahead of the visit of US Vice-President, Kamala Harris to Zambia and two other African nations, there are reactions on the anti-gay stance of the Southern African nation.
Zambia’s main opposition party, Patriotic Front (PF), had earlier said it is concerned that the US is “pushing the homosexuality agenda” in the country.
The PF leader, Given Lubinda urged Zambians not to allow the US to impose its values in Zambia.
In a statement, he said, “As Patriotic Front, we beseech Zambians not to allow the US to impose its values on Zambia, we must defend ourselves.”
He noted that Zambia might have to review its relationship with the US since both bilateral relations and foreign assistance of the US are tied to LGBTQ rights.
He implored Zambians not to abandon their conventions, national values, religious and cultural standing to satisfy the Americans.
Harris’ nine-day tour of Africa will see her visit Ghana and Tanzania, where same-sex relations are illegal.
On March 14, President Hakainde Hichilema pledged to uphold Zambia’s laws that criminalise homosexuality and termed as falsehoods claims that his government supported gay rights.
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