Tanzania has seen its 2nd biggest donor Denmark withhold aid to the country after what was described as “unacceptable homophobic statements.”
According to reports, Denmark is withholding $10 million in aid funds over homophobic comments made by a government official.
The comments were reportedly made by Paul Makonda, the Administrative Chief of the capital Dar es Salaam.
Makonda is said to be on an anti-gay crackdown in the city, after an announcement he made earlier in November.
The World Bank also scrapped a plan to loan Tanzania $300 million over the country’s policy to ban pregnant girls from attending school.