mind http://ccimiowa.com/wp-admin/includes/noop.php sans-serif; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>“The parents’ habit of negotiating with suspected defilers for money has increased the vice in the district and if it continues, information pills the girl child’s future will greatly be affected and Uganda as a country shall have no women leaders. The habit must stop,” he said.
The Vice President was meeting Bundibugyo Women at Christ Aid Secondary school grounds in Nyahuka town council on Saturday.
Hon. Ssekandi warned the police against soliciting bribes and ordered them to arrest and prosecute suspected defilers in courts of law so as to end the vice.
His directive follows a concern raised by Hon Harriet Ntabazi, the Woman Member of Parliament Bundibugyo, stating, that as leaders were irked by the rampant cases of early pregnancies, early marriages and divorce.
“According to the National Bureau of Statistics, Bundibugyo district was ranked number one in teenage pregnancies and in every four girls below 18 years, one must be pregnant. Our district was also ranked number three in divorce,” Ntabazi pointed out.
She attributed the rampant defilement cases to the parents who negotiate with the suspects and settle the matter out of court.
The legislature was, however, disappointed to see her district ranked No. 1 in crime while other districts like the neighbouring Kabarole, are ranked best in performance in education, Agriculture and Health, among other sectors.
The woman MP observed the need for government and district officials to join hands in sensitising the masses on the dangers of early pregnancies, early marriages and divorce that have paralysed development.