Japan is in consultation with Western Powers over Uganda’s controversial anti-gay law.
Addressing the media this morning, the Japanese ambassador to Uganda Junzo Fujita defended his government’s decision on grounds that Japan is party to a number of International laws which should be respected.
Fujita also says Uganda ratified the international charter on human rights and therefore should respect voices of dissent.
He however says Japan’s relationship with Uganda is deeper and therefore cutting aid over the anti-gay law may not be the best solution to the problem.
The Norwegian government yesterday announced cuts of 20billion shillings in aid.
These developments come days after President Yoweri Museveni appended his signature to the law that criminalises same-sex relationships.