By David Muwanga
BRITAINâ€™S Ministry for Development Cooperation has given Uganda a grant of 15m pounds (about sh43.5b) for maternal health care.
â€œWe held negotiations with the British minister for development cooperation, Ivan Lewis, who was in Uganda two weeks ago. His government has accepted to give us the grant of 15m pounds,â€ the finance, planning and economic development minister, Syda Bbumba, said.
Bbumba said this at the launch of the Mother Support Initiative (MOSI) at Hotel Equatoria in Kampala, recently.
MOSI is a non-governmental organisation that was initiated by Dr. Margaret Bukenya, the wife of the Vice-President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya.
Bbumba said some parents have neglected their families because of economic activities.
â€œThese are cultures we are copying from the Western world but the parents in those countries devote time to their children. Our child generation is not economically-productive and vulnerable to teenage pregnancies,â€ she said.
â€œAll these call for the intervention of such organisations to promote and protect the rights of children who are being abused everyday.â€