Around 1000 Ugandan couples to wed afresh.
Government has asked couples who conducted their marriages in the Pentecostal Church of Resurrection Bugolobi, Kampala, to go and conduct fresh marriages because there is no remedy that can be done to save them from their current plight.
Deputy attorney general Mwesigwa Rukutana says that there is no remedial action apart from the couples to repeat these marriages.
Rukutana says that these marriages should necessarily not be conducted in religious institutions but before registrar of marriages. Let them comply, it is simple, they just go announce their intention to get married it is pinned on notice boards.
Rukutana was responding to a matter of national importance raised by Mukono municipality legislator Hon Betty Nambooze Bakireke in which she informed parliament that dozens of these couples that are affected by illegal marriages from Bugolobi happen to come from her constituency and says that it’s not tenable to many people that a marriage conducted in a church can be nullified because the church’s registration hadn’t been gazetted.
Nambooze also wanted to know where government institutions to guide Ugandans on the matter were and asked if there is no remedy that can be given to these couples and that they aren’t required to undergo the same ceremony.
Around 1000 couples who wedded between 2006 and 2016 at the said church are facing the dilemma of their marriages being illegal as the church at time had not been gazetted to conduct marriages.