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Archbishop Ntagali Decries GBV, Teenage Pregnancies in West Nile

Speaking during his farewell tour of Madi West Nile Diocese, Arch Bishop Ntagali noted that cases of GBV and Teenage Pregnancies have continued to increase and called on Christians, the Church and political to collectively fight the vice.
Arch Bishop Stanley Ntagali and Madi West Nile Bishop Collins Andaku during a Press Briefing in Arua on Monday.

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The Archbishop Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has decried the increased cases of Gender Based Violence and teenage pregnancies in the Country.

Speaking during his farewell tour of Madi West Nile Diocese, Arch Bishop Ntagali noted that cases of GBV and Teenage Pregnancies have continued to increase and called on Christians, the Church and political to collectively fight the vice.

According to Ntagali, in addition to condemning the practice, the Anglican Church has instituted a household and community department to address issues of economic empowerment and counselling for particularly women and girls who are victims of GBV.

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The Bishop of Madi and West Nile Diocese Charles Collins Andaku says the diocese strongly condemns any form of GBV and appeals to families and all people of good will to increase on their moral responsibility to avert any form of violation.

Bishop Andaku further explains that concerns over continued prevalence of all forms of abuse should be everyone’s responsibility. He also cautions the young people to abstain from pre-marital sexual affairs adding that this may ruin their God-given future.

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Among the Lugbara and Madi Communities, GBV cases have largely remained unreported because it’s considered a taboo for Women to open cases of GBV against their husbands.

According to reports from the Child and Family Protection Unit of West Nile, at least five cases of GBV are reported on daily basis in Arua district alone, while Teenage Pregnancies are estimated to be rampant among the young school girls during holidays.

On Tuesday Ntagali presided over service at Emmanuel Cathedral to conclude his church ministry in the region.

Arch Bishop Stanley Ntagali in his sermon commended the Christians of Madi W. Nile diocese told the Christians that he is retiring from full-time ministry after 40 years of service.

The Arch Bishop also took the occasion to re-echo the CoU stand against same-sex marriage, which he said is not only unchristian but unGodly.

Bishop Ntagali also condemned corruption in families, communities and government departments, which he says hinders development for the people.

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Bishop Charles Collins Andaku, of Madi W. Nile diocese, commended Ntagali for putting Madi W. Nile diocese as his second home. He said that Christians have enjoyed his fellowship and will continue to pray for him as he retires.

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