As Uganda set to commemorate The National Fathers day civil society Organizations wants parliament to repeal the Sexual offences Bill that has was passed in 2019 since the bill contains some irrelevant and placing issues against Ugandans especially men.
Addressing media at Uganda media center ahead of the National Father’s Day commemorated every 21st of June every year Robert Ndawula expressed concern and explained further about the disadvantages of the Bill more so on the sexual offences and also on issues pertaining family affairs as he also appealed to men to lead the campaign to COVID19 vaccination.
In the same way Principle social Development officer in the ministry of Gender Labor and social Development Ruth Mbagutta has has attributed the increasing cases of Domestic violence in the country to fathers disregard their responsibilities at home citing fathers and step fathers end up practice incest with their daughters and produce children.
Mbagutta has revealed that Government came up with the National Parenting Guidelines purposely address issues like Gender based violence, men’s parenting care at home, child and family Neglect among others noting that 52% of the cases that were reported in Authorities were related to domestic violence and fathers being singled out as the main perpetrators.
Meanwhile Asp. Francis ogwen the Family Affairs protection Unit attached to Kireka police revealed that the 2020 police Annual Report indicates that a total of 333 young girls were defiled by their own fathers and 685 children were neglected by their fathers while 2687 fathers disserted their Households to go elsewhere and1746 cases of children whose rights were abused.
Its on record that The Government spend a tune of 77 annually because of Domestic violence related cases to cater on Duty bearers and medication of the victims.