Stay Away From the Knife – Ugandan Mothers Warned


Ousted Kampala Mayor, remedy Erias Lukwago has been arrested in Kampala, visit Chimp Corps report.

Lukwago and former FDC President Dr Kizza Besigye today arrived at Sharing Hall, Nsambya, Kampala where they were expected to launch a political campaign against government’s proposed electoral reforms as contained in the Constitution (Amendment) Bill.

Lukwago and Besigye recently said the new bill does not meet the expectations of the majority Ugandans and that they would mobilise people to advocate for comprehensive reforms to sanitise the electoral system.

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Police led by Siraje Baleke today blocked Lukwago from accessing the venue of today’s activity before ordering the driver of Besigye’s car in which the former Lord Mayor was being chauffeured, to turn back.

Lukwago did not put up stiff resistance against police as he has done in the past.

He was eventually arrested and taken to an unknown destination. Police are yet to comment on today’s developments.

Security remains tight in Nsambya.

Government recently introduced a Bill proposing constitutional amendments but opposition quickly said   it was “completely devoid of substance and in all particulars ignores the will of the citizens as expressed in all those proposals in general, and the Citizens Compact on Free and Fair Elections.”

Lukwago last week said the ‘Citizens Compact on Free and Fair Elections’ was duly submitted to the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Uganda Law Reform Commission, the Speaker of Parliament, the Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business and the President of Uganda.

“We can therefore only conclude that the presentation of a Bill that does not contain comprehensive constitutional and electoral reforms as contained in the Citizens Compact on Free and Fair Elections and other reform proposals is deliberate and consistent with the arrogance that Government handles matters of interest to the citizens of Uganda,” he noted.

“As citizens, we look at Parliament as our last line of defence against such arrogance. We therefore call upon all citizens and peace loving Ugandans to engage in various civic actions to put pressure on Parliament to listen to the call by Ugandans to enact comprehensive reforms to ensure that our country can for once have a credible electoral management system.”
Doctors in Uganda have come out to express concern about the growing number of mothers in labor wards opting for the caesarian section.

Caesarian section is a surgical procedure in which incisions are made through a mother’s abdomen and uterus to deliver a baby or babies.

Caesarean section is often performed when a vaginal delivery would put the baby’s or mother’s life or health at risk.

Some are also performed upon request by the mothers without a medical reason to do so, ask something that’s taking root in the country, erectile much to the discomfort of medical workers.

Dr Ampaire Augustus of St Augustine Medical Centre yesterday addressed journalists in Mbarara Municipality about the dangers the women in Uganda are exposing themselves to by ‘choosing the knife.’

 Dr Ampaire Augustus speaking to jouranalists about ceasarian birth

Dr Ampaire Augustus speaking to jouranalists about ceasarian birth

The practice he said is common in the elite class of mothers, and enlisted some of the factors that most of them consider.

“Many educated women think the C-section is less tedious than pushing the baby through the natural birth” Ampaire said.

He added that these women fear that their birth canals will become wider and that they fear to push and want to avoid labor pain. Others he said are pushed by the desire maintain the elasticity of their birth canals.

Dr Ampaire said that the so called modern women ought to realize that C- section must come only as the last resort.

He noted that the number of women opting to the C section had grown by 20% around the county. This he attributed to the availability of this service, at a cheap cost.

“We would like to encourage mothers to always seek the natural birth instead of C-operations because it dangerous and can result to deaths due to anesthesia, cardiac arrest and at times operational accidents” Ampaire said.

C-section is mostly sought when the mother has high blood pressure, in absence of contractions and in cases of HIV-positive mothers to prevent transmission of the virus to the baby.

The baby may also be born weaker, and the failure of the uterus to return to its normal shape.

Dr Ampaire advised women to do exercises such as kegel, yoga, and pelvic floor exercises which can help them maintain their pelvic tightness.

“With such exercises women do not need to fear losing their tightness to traditional delivery method” Ampaire said.



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