Museveni Warns Men On Bullying Women


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ailment geneva; color: #3e454c; background-color: #f7f7f7;”>“It is not about just building muscles as men spend their time doing but equality. Women are naturally built for their roles.”

He advised men to use their extra energy to support women and develop themselves.

“Uganda has achieved it all because women are equally or even earning more money than men. Equal pay for equal work, which is no longer a problem,” Mr Museveni stated.

He added: “30 years from now, everybody will be a modern person that is; having good health, good accommodation, good income and education as per vision 2040 goals.”

He also asked Ugandans to have a positive attitude towards development and change their mindset if they are to achieve it.

“You men should make women your financial controllers if you need to minimise expenditure and develop your families.

Proceedings of the day:

While leading the opening prayers, Bishop Job Erau of Soroti diocese thanked the President for signing the Anti-Gay Bill.

The co-moderator who is also the police publicist, Judith Nabakooba, also thanked the President for creating an enabling environment for women who had been left behind for so long.

Nabakooba revealed that in May, police will celebrate a centenary from a colonial police to a modern police.

During the match, the NRM Kisanja crusaders matched with happiness as the band sang a song Eyalama Eyalama Ejok Edeke Tikolo Eong Atwana meaning “Thank you God. I would be dead.”

As a way of expressing gratitude to women, the President awarded 246 national golden medals.

Among others, four distinguished women were awarded best women in service: Lily Ejalova awarded for promotion of the Tourism Industry, Josephine Okot rewarded for investing in supply of agricultural seeds, Allen Kagina rewarded for fighting corruption, and Dr Hajjat Mastilu Kitunzi rewarded for diligence and commitment in the health sector.

Others who were awarded include Ass Inspector of Police Elizabeth Kutesa, Superintendent of Prisons Margaret Obonyo, Maj Christine Nankya from the UPDF, Maj Hope Natukunda, Maj Annet Walusmbi, Capt Margaret Nyangoma, Warrant Officer 1 Ngozi Margaret, Warrant Officer 1 Irene Mulyagonja, among others received national honours.

Meanwhile, the Minister of Gender Labour and Social Development, Mary Karooro Okurut thanked the President for building confidence in women and having given women genuine support when dealing with issues teenage pregnancies.

She also asked the President to introduce household funds for women as a way of bringing women on board.


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