Minister Bahati cautions couples against domestic violence.

By Sophan Niwamanya

The minister of state for trade, industries and cooperatives David Bahati has asked members of the community to use the current running 16 days of activism against gender-based violence to do something positive about eradicating the vice which is a serious development challenge. 

The 16 Days of Activism is an annual international campaign observed from 25th November to 10th December 2022 to raise awareness among the population on the dangers of gender-based violence.

Bahati was today speaking as the chief guest at the wedding service of Cogan Tumwesigye and Medius Katushabe who is the Kitumba Sub County female district council held at St Mark Kikungiri Church of Uganda in Kabale municipality. He said that tolerance and endurance by married couples helps in understanding everyone’s character hence having stable and permanent marriages.

The Kigezi diocesan inspector of Schools Rev. Oscar Mwesigwa who was the main celebrant has asked married couples to exhibit a high level of tolerance and embrace openness to one another in times of good or bad as a way of ensuring stable marriages.

Rev Mwesigwa who is also the St Mary’s Rushoroza secondary school chaplain asked them to stay prayerful lives and accept their marriages to be founded on spiritual norms and values.