(Reuters) - The World Bank on Thursday postponed a $90 million loan to Uganda’s health system over a law that toughened punishment for gays, an unusual move for an institution that typically avoids wading into politics…
The World Bank, a poverty-fighting institution based in Washington, usually refrains from getting involved in countries’ internal politics or in issues such as gay rights to avoid antagonizing any of its 188 member countries.
World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, however, sent an email to bank staff saying the bank opposes discrimination, and would protect the safety of all employees.
So now small children and babies will suffer and be denied health care because the World Bank has decided to refrain from giving this impoverished nation its loan. Disgusting.
The decision by the global lender comes days after Denmark, the Netherlands and Norway said they would also freeze or change aid programmes for Uganda because of the law…
With a per capita income of $506, Uganda relies heavily on donor aid and suspension of aid could affect many development programmes.