The Bishop of Busoga diocese, Paul Naimanhe, has urged parents to always put emphasis on educating the girl child to ensure development in Busoga sub-region. Naimanhe was speaking at the commissioning of the 2023
Primary Seven, Senior Four and Senior Six candidates at Muterere Secondary School located in Muterere town council in Bugiri district. He said girls are more productive than boys in improving the households income. Naimane said most institutions headed by women have developed thanks to limited corruption. “Busoga should put emphasis to promoting the girl child in all aspects, including agriculture, health and education, among others,” Naimanhe said. He attributed the regions current development strides to women who have excelled. Naimane also urged government to avail more opportunities to women, saying this will help fight corruption in the country.
“I want to urge government to employ as many women as possible,” he said. In a related development, schools under Church of Uganda foundation in Bugiri district, petitioned the bishop to help sensitize the parents to provide lunch for their children while at school to ensure better performance in the region. The director of studies at Muterere Secondary School, Yeki Neli, said many students were diagnosed with ulcers as a result of lack of food at school. Yeko urged religious leaders to liase with government to pave ways of feeding children while at school. “Our Lord bishop this issue should be given priority because this is the major cause of poor performance of children in Busoga schools,” she said.
This article was written by Asuman Musobya