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