Kabale woman MP warns Parents against marrying off young girls
Kabale District Woman Member of Parliament Catherine Ndamira Atwakire has warned parents against marrying off under age girls saying the vice deprives them of their bright future.
Atwakire sounded the warning yesterday during a thanks giving mass of Rev. Fr. Ambrose Kyomukama who was ordained at St. Mary’s Rushoroza Cathedral.
The legislator said many parents are marrying off their daughters as soon as they develop breasts, a vice she said is a barrier to Uganda’s development goals.
She advised parents to allow their children to complete school and asked locals to report any parent who marries off young girls.
Speaking on the same event, the Provincial Superior Congregation of the Spiritan Fathers Rev. Fr. Martin Andama castigated parents who deny their children chance to join priesthood yet the country need services from priests.
He urged parents to send more children to seminaries to enable them become priests who will in turn come back to
serve their communities.