Speaker vows to name MPs who impregnate and abandon girls – Uganda
Anita, the Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s parliament has threatened to announce the names of lawmakers who cause impregnation and abandonment.
On Wednesday, 1st December, the Speaker said “I am tired of counselling women who come here complaining about Member of Parliament (MPs) who have failed to take care of children they sire.
Just imagine that the victim is your child or daughter. You have a very young daughter and somebody irresponsibly gets her pregnant and doesn’t take responsibility.
How will you feel?
“If MPs don’t want to believe this, I will start naming culprits” she laments.
The Uganda Women Parliament Association (UWOPA) chairperson, Sarah Opendi Achieng raised concerns about a male colleague who is in the habit of exploiting young girls and abandoning them.
Sarah Opendi narrated the incident of being informed of a young mother, who came to the premises of Parliament, with a six-month-old baby, whose father is one of the MPs and has refused to take responsibility.
The Speaker after Sarah’s comments said measures are being put in place to cater for the vulnerable girls who are taken advantage of.