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Prioritize moral values to impact communities

By Oyet Okwera

Added 12th March 2017 11:42 AM

"Let us all sensitize young girls on better professional path and prosecute the perpetrators of immorality in the different societies," said Mayiga

Peter Mayiga, the Buganda Prime Minister has called on women to prioritize moral values to impact on communities where they live. The Premier called on women to live an exemplary life to bench mark on discipline for the young mothers.


Mayiga was officiating during this year's mentoring walk organized by Century Entrepreneurship Development Agency (CEDA). The mentoring walk started from Centenary Park to Kitante Primary School.


This year's international theme "strengthening young women's civic participation and leadership in Uganda" brought together over 2000 established women leaders, rising women professionals among others.

Mentoring walk is a vital voices global partnership initiative that was started by a media icon Geraldine Laybourne, the founder of Oxygen media in United States of America (USA).

Under the national theme "be bold for change", Mayiga challenged women to begin by acting as agents of change by prioritizing moral values. He said if all women champion morality, the immoral men would change and become better fathers.

 
"Let us all sensitize young girls on better professional path and prosecute the perpetrators of immorality in the different societies," said Mayiga

The purpose of the mentoring walk is to promote lasting mentoring relationship between emerging and established women leaders.


American ambassador, her excellence Deborah Malack observed that women are the pillars of a homestead. Malack said women should often be empathetic and indulge in activities that empower their communities.

According to Rehmah Kasule, the President at CEDA, all women need to position themselves through immense contributions to communities.

"Let us not leave every obligation to the men because we are also capable of causing positive change. But this should not come at the expense of being disloyal to the men," said Kasule

Kasule said the mentoring walk demonstrate a belief in the importance of woman's leadership and participation in society.


Judith Babirye, woman Member of Parliament (MP) for Buikwe district, cautioned mothers against neglecting the girl child. Babirye observed that many cases of early marriage happen because some mothers do not advise the girls accordingly.

"As mothers, we need to know that it is our responsibility to groom the future mothers. Let us refrain from encouraging them get married at a tender age," said Babirye.

 

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