By Our Reporter
KAGADI: The state minister for Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs, Kabuye Kyofatogabye, has advised men to desist from carrying out Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) tests on their children.
He also condemned the act of men who have turned it into a habit to carry out DNA tests on their children, adding that this is likely to result in family breakdowns.
Minister Kabuye was addressing believers of the Faith of Unity at Kapyemi Healing Center Muhoro in Kagadi District as a chief guest during the flower day on Sunday, July 2, 2023.
He, however, noted that the boy child in Uganda has been neglected at the expense of the girl child, adding that all children should equally be empowered by the community, parents, and others.
“Recently I launched the boy child uplifting program, but as we were launching it, we discovered that the boy child is being haunted the most in the community and within the family,’’ he said, adding that parents need to uplift the boy and girl child properly because they are the future of tomorrow.
Speaking at the same event, the Buyaga West Constituency Member of Parliament, Barnabas Tinkasimire, re-echoed that the increasing number of fathers that are carrying out DNA tests on their children has led to many families breaking down, thus children paying the price of one’s mistakes.
The legislator said that in the past, when a baby was born, his or her birth was celebrated by family members, relatives, and friends, unlike today, when it’s so sad to see those children suffering outside the once happy families.
‘’If we must carry out DNA tests on our children, let it be through a court order when we are trying to solve a conflict or wrangle within the family, but not privately,” Tinkasimire reseoned.
He added that children are supposed to be a blessing to the family, not a playing instrument or chess board among the parents. ‘’I want to urge all parents not to neglect their children because of paid work,” Tinkasimire said.
The politician noted that the majority of the leaders at various levels in the country are silent about the increased number of teenage pregnancies that are recorded every year, adding that some of the districts in the country that are civilized are taking the lead in teenage pregnancies.
“Bushenyi and Kasese are some of the most civilized districts in the Western region, but it is so shameful to see the number of teenage pregnancies increasing in these districts.
He also urged the parents to educate their children, adding that educating a child is one of the best gifts a parent can ever give to their children.
The Omukama Ruhaga Owobusobozi Bisaka, leader of the Faith of Unity, revealed that Flowers Day is celebrated every July 2 each year because it was the day when Owobusobozi healed women that had failed to give birth for long due to witchcraft.
During his teaching, Omukama Ruhaga Owobusobozi Bisaka urged his followers to always work hard, adding that working hard is the only way they can attain more success and wealth.
He lauded the National Resistance Movement (NRM) government for being a peaceful government, adding that if only President Yoweri Museveni and his team hadn’t carried out investigations about the faith of Unity, the faith wouldn’t have been here to unite all Ugandans.
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