Former Rukiga parliamentary hopeful tips locals on parenting

By Libiino Byamukama

Laston Besigye, a former Rukiga county parliamentary candidate, has urged parents to look after their children during the holiday season.

In an interview with our reporter over the phone, Besigye blamed teenage pregnancy on parents who failed to fulfill their roles in the family.

He goes on to say that some men spend more time in bars than with their children, which the young boys exploit in order to spoil the young girls.

Besigye expressed concern about how young girls are drawn to cheap gifts purchased for them by men and end up giving in their bodies.

“The key to success is education.”
Besigye encouraged young girls to be tenacious in their pursuits.

He also urged parents to enroll their children in low-cost schools so that they do not have to sell their land to pay for their children’s education.

Besigye lamented the fact that some parents send their children to the most expensive schools, only to find them with nothing to sell other than the only piece of land they own.
He urged the public to take advantage of the parish development model’s opportunity to alleviate poverty among themselves.