“Imagine parents packing contraceptives and having to explain to the children on how to use them!” he wondered
The Archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has expressed dismay at a proposal to give contraceptives to children and teenagers, saying it would fuel moral corruption.
Lwanga voiced his concern while at the platinum jubilee of Nkozi Hospital on Sunday, saying that such plan would have a negative long-term effect.
"I am talking as a religious leader. Let us remember God's 10 commandments. Rather than give children condoms and pills, I call upon the Government to instead teach them to abstain until marriage and always remember God's commandments," Lwanga said.
The cleric implored parents to take keen interest in their children's upbringing lives, rather than delegating such duties to school administrators.
Public figures in attendance included Buganda Prime Minister Charles Peter Mayiga, Prince David Wasajja among others.
Lwanga commended the education ministry's opposition to the move, saying abortion was actually murder.
"Imagine parents packing contraceptives and having to explain to the children on how to use them!" he wondered.
The function started with tour of the hospital premises and a tree planting exercise.
The Archbishop paid tribute to the hospital founders; White Sisters from Netherlands, saying their initiative had transformed and would continue to transform lives of the community.
Archbishop Lwanga commended the hospital management and medical personnel, saying the service and treatment is an extension of the philosophy of Christ which encourages good health.
He asked Government to fund development projects of faith-based hospitals, as they provide services to the community.
Nkozi Hospital is Catholic church-founded and was established in 1942 by the White Sisters. It is presently managed by the Sisters of Immaculate Mary Reparatrix Ggogonya.