BUSOGA KINGDOM EMBARKS ON CONDUCTING CAPACITY BUILDING FOR PARENTS & GAL CHILD AS CASES OF SEXUAL, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE GOES UP

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Some of the young girls being taken through the day’s session

NEWS EDITOR

IN a bid to keep parents and guardians up to the challenge as regards playing their respective roles, Busoga Kingdom has embarked on a campaign to build capacity for its subjects.
On Thursday, the Kingdom team led by Owek. Dr. Joyce Abaliwano Mulebeke Minister of Gender, Women and Children Affairs also Team Leader Ekigangu kya Busoga met the community of Bukanga at their sub-county headquarters.
Delivering messages from the His Majesty Kyabazinga William Gabula Nadiope IV, Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and the Kingdom Premier, Owek. Dr. Joseph Muvawala Nsekere, Owek. Dr. Abaliwano notified attentive audience that the Kingdom is concerned about the plight of children, family and the community in general.
“I convey warm greetings from the Kyabazinga, Managing Director of Ekigangu kya Busoga and the Kingdom Premier. However, they are all concerned about the continued negative stories coming from Luuka as regards school drop out for girls, teenage mothers and increased cases of sexual and gender based violence. This is not good in this 21st century”, she said adding that with these challenges in their midst, it was high time all the concerned different stakeholders got involved in tackling these life threatening vices.

L-R: Sarah Awebwa, Owek. Dr. Joyce Abaliwano and Kagweri Isabirye

“I have been directed to strategize with you in addressing the current challenges affecting our area.Its only through team work that we shall find tenable and lasting solutions to our current predicament”,she emphasized before tasking parents/guardians, children, religious and political leaders among others to prioritize finding solutions to the issues at hand.
Flanked by Sarah Awebwa, Deputy Head teacher Wanyange Girls School also head of counselors in Ekigangu kya Busoga, Owek.Abaliwano revealed that now was the time for all the people of Busoga to rally behind the Kyabazinga and the Kingdom to counter Busoga’s current challenges.
On his part, George Isabirye Kagweri, LC3 for Bukanga sub-county commended the Kyabazinga for reaching out to his people and committed to support the cause.
“We are fully behind the Kyabazinga and the team in their auxiliary efforts to uplift the living standards of the people of Busoga. As local leaders, we shall give all the necessary support generally”, Kagweri said arguing that the current pandemic has affected their area most being a rural setting.
The Kingdom continues to visit the different subcounties in Luuka District to engage parents and children on the need to work together for a changed region.The initial interface was at Waibuga sub-county.

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