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Omukama Gafabusa decries increased rate of child pregnancy in Bunyoro Kitara Region

Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom (File Photo)

BUNYORO, UGANDA: Dr. Solomon Gafabusa Iguru, the Omukama of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom has expressed concern over the increased rate of early childhood pregnancy and divorce cases in the region.

Dr. Solomon says that the increase in such cases is due to the lockdown which made children overstay at home since schools were closed.

In his Christmas message read by Hon. Andrew Byakutaga Ateenyi the Kingdom’s prime minister, the Omukama said urged parents to establish new measures to protect their children from all acts that defy child rights during the lockdown.
The Omukama also asked the Banyoro to be calm while celebrating Christmas.

The Bunyoro King also rallied the Banyoro to welcome the Covid 19 Vaccination activity which he says that it will improve people’s immunity hence reducing the chances of getting infected with Coronavirus.

He also asked the natives to work hard in the coming year 2022 so as to eradicate poverty in the region and also wished the Banyoro a merry Christmas and happy New year.

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Meanwhile, Florence Natumanya the Kikuube District Woman Member of Parliament asked the natives to prevent all activities that may lead to family breakages during Christmas celebrations.

“During Christmas celebrations, divorce cases increase and these incidents mostly affects wives and children at home so am calling upon all married couples to be faithful to their partners during this celebrations”. Natumanya said.

However Peter Banura the Kikuube District chairperson warned residents who intend to be above the law during festivities.

“Prevent crime, do not figh, maintain SOPs, theft and killing one another so as to ensure successful celebrations”. Banura said.


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