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Bishop Mukasa Tasks Luwero Women Leaders, Mothers on Defilement Cases :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Bishop Mukasa Tasks Luwero Women Leaders, Mothers on Defilement Cases

Additionally, Joyce Namigadde, the Luwero District Probation Officer, disclosed that at least seven girls aged 9 to 14 are defiled weekly by teachers, relatives, and acquaintances. The prelate becomes more concerned when he observes child mothers in line with their children for baptism, emphasizing the need for action.
08 Apr 2024 10:20
Bishop Lawrence Mukasa joined by a group of Women leaders in Kasana-Luwero Diocese to cut a cake during the Diocesan Women's day celebrations.

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The Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kasana-Luwero, Rt. Rev. Lawrence Mukasa, has called upon women leaders and mothers in Luwero to devise a strategy to address the escalating incidents of defilement in the area, citing its detrimental impact on the district's reputation.   

Recent health reports from the Luwero District Health Department revealed alarming statistics, with 42 girls under the age of 15 and 4,480 girls under the age of 19 reported pregnant during the fiscal year 2022/23. Additionally, Joyce Namigadde, the Luwero District Probation Officer, disclosed that at least seven girls aged 9 to 14 are defiled weekly by teachers, relatives, and acquaintances.   

The Police Crime Report for 2022 documented a total of 166 reported cases of defilement, with 68 classified as aggravated, positioning the district as the second highest in the country for such cases. Highlighting Section 129(3) of the Penal Code Act, which stipulates the maximum penalty for aggravated defilement as death, Bishop Mukasa expressed grave concern over the surge in defilement cases during his sermon at Our Lady of Fatima, Queen of Peace Kasana Cathedral, as part of the Kasana-Luwero Diocesan Women's Day.

He urged women leaders and mothers to take proactive measures to safeguard the girl child from this menace, particularly as he observed young girls unable to complete Primary Seven (P.7) due to early pregnancies and even witnessing child mothers bringing their children for baptism.     

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//Cue in: "Kaakati bannange abakyala...

Cue out: ...emisango bikome awo."//   

During the same event, Luwero Woman MP, Brenda Nabukenya, seized the opportunity to advocate for action against the spread of HIV/AIDS, especially among the youth, stressing its increasing prevalence among girls.

Luganda Audio 

//Cue in: "Omulamwa gwa Mukenenya...   

Cue out: ...omu abeere musaale."// 

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