21 Feb
21 Feb

RE-COMMITMENT TO FIGHT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN.

RECOMMITMENT TO FIGHT VIOLENCE AGAINST CHILDREN.

Bugiri District leadership has recommitted itself towards ending violence against children. This was during a re commitment function by World Vision Uganda at the District Headquarters.

In his remarks, Mr. Okoka Freddie, the Regional Programme Manager for Eastern region said that the situation of children gets worse every other year adding that in Uganda 50% of the children go in for early marriage, 24% conceive at an early age while 40% of the labor force are children. He observed that such statistics are not very good and therefore called upon the District leadership to commit itself to the global campaign “It takes a world” which aims at ending violence against children.

In the CSO’s statement read out by Ms. Dorothy Kisakye, Coordinator – Ending Violence against children, it was observed that over 60% of Bugiri’s population are young people below 30 years. She observed that this young population had not been fruitful to the District because of the high cases of teenage pregnancy adding that the 2017 District report indicated that teenage pregnancy in the District was at 28% above the national average of 25%. She added that in the World Vision baseline survey conducted in Bugiri District, sexual harassment was ranked as the highest form of violence followed by corporal punishment. She therefore called upon everyone to play their role adding that it would take all of us to end violence against children

 

Nabwire Hellen, a P.7 pupil from Nakatwe Primary School who read the children statement on behalf of her fellow children requested everyone to respect children’s rights. “During children’s meeting almost all children indicated with Tears that they had experienced some form of violence. Sexual violence and corporal punishments came out strongly as the most common forms of violence experienced by children. Sadly, the people we trust most like our own parents, teachers and leaders sexually abuse us and torture us” she said.

 

The District Chairman Hajji Azalwa Malijan Baluboleire thanked World Vision Uganda for the support rendered to the District. He observed that with the dwindling resources in local governments, only Implementing partners can support the Districts in achieving their targets. “World vision has done so many projects including classroom blocks, pit latrines, water sources among others in the sub counties of Buwunga, Nankoma and Nabukalu and a result they were voted the best Implementing partners and given a certificate during the District end of year party.” he said.

 

He called upon all stake holders to play their role adding that the good structures constructed by World Vision should be reflected in good performance. He said that much as Bugiri District was not among the last Districts in the country, its performance was still wanting and a lot had to be done to register improvements.

 

Children together with other Stakeholders after recommitting themselves to fight violence against children.

 

 

Children carrying a board with signatures for various Officers recommitting themselves to fight violence against children.
Mr. Kamugisha Vincent, the Resident District Commissioner - Bugiri District signing a board to recommit himself to fight violence against children.

13 Nov

Independence Day celebrations

RDC – BUGIRI CALLS UPON PARENTS TO SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN.

The Resident District Commissioner for Bugiri District, Mr. Kamugisha Vincent has called upon the parents in Bugiri district to support their children attain the best education. He said this during the Independence Day celebrations which took place on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at Iwemba Primary School in Bugiri District which he presided over as the Guest of Honor.

 

He said that the Education standards are not improving as expected because the parents where partly not doing their responsibility in providing requirements and feeding the children while at schools. He added that much as teachers try to play their role, they cannot achieve much when teaching hungry children.

 

He further thanked development partners whom he said where supporting government improve on service delivery adding that the Nutrition multi sectoral projecting operating in 100 schools in Bugiri would go a long way in handling nutrition issues among the children.

 

He called upon parents to educate their children to get skills and not jobs adding that if the children get skills, they would join or even start personal businesses rather than spending a lot of time looking for jobs.

 

He cautioned teachers about abseentism, encouraging them to play their role to their best when they go schools.

 

The District Chairman, Hajji Azalwa. B. Malijan observed that he expected the status of roads in the District to improve noting that the costs of construction would go down with the road equipment that the district received from the Ministry.

He called upon civil servants to continuing serving diligently as government works at reviewing their salaries. He informed the people that the Minister of Local government had communicated about the forthcoming Town Councils of Namayemba, Busowa and Nankoma adding that he expected the Chief Administrative Officer to post staff on assignment to start those administrative units.

He thanked all stakeholders who played a role in ensuring that Bugiri district gets those new Town Councils.

The Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Kaija Ruhweza Samuel observed that government was determined to offer quality education to the Ugandan children. He said that each parish in Bugiri had a Primary School and he had submitted to the Ministry the four (4) sub Counties without secondary schools for further action to be taken. He encouraged the people to participate and benefit from government programmes like Operation Wealth Creation, Youth livelihood programme and Uganda Women Empowerment Programme among others.

 

13 Nov

Independence Day celebrations

RDC – BUGIRI CALLS UPON PARENTS TO SUPPORT THEIR CHILDREN.

The Resident District Commissioner for Bugiri District, Mr. Kamugisha Vincent has called upon the parents in Bugiri district to support their children attain the best education. He said this during the Independence Day celebrations which took place on Tuesday 31st October 2017 at Iwemba Primary School in Bugiri District which he presided over as the Guest of Honor.

 

He said that the Education standards are not improving as expected because the parents where partly not doing their responsibility in providing requirements and feeding the children while at schools. He added that much as teachers try to play their role, they cannot achieve much when teaching hungry children.

 

He further thanked development partners whom he said where supporting government improve on service delivery adding that the Nutrition multi sectoral projecting operating in 100 schools in Bugiri would go a long way in handling nutrition issues among the children.

 

He called upon parents to educate their children to get skills and not jobs adding that if the children get skills, they would join or even start personal businesses rather than spending a lot of time looking for jobs.

 

He cautioned teachers about abseentism, encouraging them to play their role to their best when they go schools.

 

The District Chairman, Hajji Azalwa. B. Malijan observed that he expected the status of roads in the District to improve noting that the costs of construction would go down with the road equipment that the district received from the Ministry.

He called upon civil servants to continuing serving diligently as government works at reviewing their salaries. He informed the people that the Minister of Local government had communicated about the forthcoming Town Councils of Namayemba, Busowa and Nankoma adding that he expected the Chief Administrative Officer to post staff on assignment to start those administrative units.

He thanked all stakeholders who played a role in ensuring that Bugiri district gets those new Town Councils.

The Chief Administrative Officer, Mr. Kaija Ruhweza Samuel observed that government was determined to offer quality education to the Ugandan children. He said that each parish in Bugiri had a Primary School and he had submitted to the Ministry the four (4) sub Counties without secondary schools for further action to be taken. He encouraged the people to participate and benefit from government programmes like Operation Wealth Creation, Youth livelihood programme and Uganda Women Empowerment Programme among others.