The Minister for Education and Sports Janet Kataaha Museveni has lashed at parents in Busoga region who don’t want to feed their children at school.
Janet Kataha Museveni who is also the First Lady said as Ugandans celebrate the day of the African Child, families and parents “hold the first cardinal responsibility in growing, nurturing and educating” their children.
Janet said parents should stop being lazy and asking government to do everything including feeding their children at school.
She thus directed that feeding children at school is a must by parents.
She said that strong families make a strong nation.
Janet was on Tuesday Speaking at the Day of the African Children held in Bulamagi sub-county in Iganga district.
The function was organized by the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development in partnership UNICEF and was held under the theme-social protection and empowerment of children around the country.
The children through their representative commended government and its development partners for the universal education and immunization.
They, however, urged government to fight acts of child sacrifice, child marriages, and child labor among others that ruin the kids’ lives.
The LC5 Chairman Iganga, Patrick Kayemba, said in an effort to promote proper learning of the children, authorities recently launched a campaign of mobilizing parents to feed their children at school.
He however said the district continues to grapple with high school dropout of children.
The function was graced by the Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development- Janati Mukwaya, PS Pius Bigirimana, State Minister for Youth Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi, UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda Rosa Malongo, the US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R Malac, Children Advocacy Agencies and groups, Members of Parliament from Iganga, district leaders, schools and parents