SIRâ€” The ability of the print and radio media to influence the opinion of a wide audience has been grossly abused.
Many media channels are littered with ssenga messages, which talk about nothing else of substance but sex in such a twisted way that does not help anyone. As an African, I still consider this subject private and can only take advice from people I trust and respect. The
media has so far failed to gain my respect on this.
Tuesdayâ€™s ssenga was paraphrased on 88.8 CBS FM as saying that â€œthe problem with married men is that they do not share with their wives the â€˜artâ€™ they learn from extra-marital affairsâ€.
Let us be honest. Who is this message helping and what is it really saying? Would the sharing of the acquired knowledge then make adultery okay? Where is our moral compass? Why do so-called ssengas condone the abuse of women and the marriage relationship?
The fact that these miserably devious sex messages are dedicated to vernacular media, shows what a low opinion we have of ourselves.
We have a number of things we need advice on. And I would hail any ssenga (or other title) to please help.
1. We have the worst service attitude Almost all Ugandans have experienced some form of rudeness in offices, shops, hotels, banks and markets. It is a disease that is hindering businesses, but one that we are not taught about.
2. We are not good at running our businesses, managing our finances and time. We are a poor country wanting to get out of poverty, yet advice and
lessons on these important issues are scanty.
4. How about simple advice on clean housekeeping, nutrition, interior design, gardening and craft-making?
The list is endless and it would be more entertaining and character building than the often twisted sex messages from exactly the wrong source.
Dr Sara Namirembe
Media Sex Counsellors Are The Exact Wrong Source!