Minister Lokodo blocks HIV/Aids conference

By EMMANUEL AINEBYOONA.

eainebyoona@ug.nationmedia.com

Ethics and integrity minister Simon Lokodo has blocked an HIV/Aids conference, saying it was organized to promote “homosexuality.

The said conference was organized by the Uganda Aids Commission in partnership with the Most-At-Risk Population Network Limited (MNL) and it was to place between 9th and 10th May in Kampala.

“First Annual Conference on Key and Priority Populations,” was being disguised as an HIV prevention event yet it was meant to promote uncultured behaviors like homosexuality.

According to the concept note of the conference the target audience of the conference included; sex workers, transgender people, fishing folks, people inject themselves with drugs, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people.

However according to the Uganda Aids Commission Dr Nelson Musoba the conference has just been postponed to widen its scope.