Raise responsible children, Museveni urges Mothers’ Union members

President Yoweri Museveni has urged members of the Mothers’ Union in all church denominations and all women in the country to be a good example by raising children who are responsible citizens.

 “You have a big responsibility of raising your children and guiding them to be responsible people to avoid having the likes of the biblical Elly, who didn’t guide his children and they became rogues,” the President said.

The President made the remarks during the Mary’s Day service, attended by members of the Mothers’ Union, led by Mrs Josephine Kasaato, the president of the Mothers’ Union Namirembe Archdiocese The service was hosted by President Museveni and the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports, Janet Museveni, at State House, Entebbe.

Museveni launching the Mothers’ Union magazine
Museveni launching the Mothers’ Union magazine

Using the biblical scripture of the talents, bodies being the temples of God and that Jesus preached, healed the sick, fed the people and worked in the carpentry of his foster father Joseph, as well as that of Paul, who said whoever doesn’t want to work should not eat, President Museveni asked members of the Mothers’ Union to deeply get involved in income-generating activities. “Once families have enough money, even the churches will be empowered and become self-reliant, the President said, according to a release from State House.

He informed them of the priorities of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) term, one of which will be to empower the people in rural areas to open up bank accounts at the sub-county levels, as well as in every constituency in the form of Emyooga.

Museveni, who thanked the members for the projects they have started, pledged to support them with sh200m for the Mothers’ Union House. safety net for our children The First Lady commended Mrs Kasaato and the delegation for showing Uganda their seriousness.

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She described Mrs Kasaato as a fighter and a good leader, who contributed tremendously in the recent election. “The Mothers’ Union were some of those who went with us to work, believing that our country should be peaceful. I was so encouraged because I saw that the mothers’ Union was a serious team,” Mrs. Museveni noted.

She urged all women to continue with the real work of serving the country, just like Mary, who was used by God to do one of the most important duties of humanity, to bring a saviour to the world.

The First Lady asked women to raise God-fearing children
The First Lady asked women to raise God-fearing children

The First Lady also asked members of the Mothers’ Union and all women in the country to raise God-fearing children, who are upright, unlike the biblical Eli, who neglected his responsibility and left his sons to go astray to become a disgrace. “We must join hands together and build a safety net under these children,” she said. Mrs Kasaato thanked the President and the First Lady for hosting the prayers at State House, Entebbe. She said the 5,127 members of the union are at the forefront of transforming societies in Uganda. “Members are deeply involved in the socio-economic transformation of society,’’ Mrs Kasaato said.

She disclosed that her group got involved in distributing food to the needy during the lockdown and were propagating the gospel of poverty eradication in their areas.

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The service was led by the parish priest of St John’s Parish Entebbe, the Rev. Festo Kalungi, who was assisted by the Rev. Michael Wasswa, the co-ordinator Mothers’ Union in Mengo Archdeaconry and the Rev. Abraham Muyinda, the co-ordinator Mothers’ Union in Luzira Archdeaconry.

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