But the government dismissed the reports, claiming not to have received a “single report about a gay person being intimidated or harassed.”
“About the sanctions of Ugandan officials who allegedly intimidate lesbians and gay people, let them (Americans) not be cowards and come out and share the information of those involved, and the law take its course,” Opondo said.
“We are surprised that a foreign government is the one reporting these alleged abuses, yet we have not received these complaints.”
Opondo said Uganda would cope, adding “we have been able to fund our budget up to 82 percent.”
“We don’t think it is critical for Ugandans to travel to America or any other country,” he said.
“With modern cyber-technology we can comfortably conduct business from the comfort of our offices.”