By; Charles Katabalwa
01st November 2019
Families have been advised to fight poverty in order to stop domestic violence.
Fr.Joseph Kimbugwe the parish priest of Buyege Parish in Entebbe vicariate says that Poverty in families has been one of the causes of domestic violence limiting social and economic development.
Fr.Kimbugwe adds that Polygamous marriages have not only increased domestic violence but have also fuelled early marriages because men tend to be reckless and in failure to fulfill their obligations they resort to taking Alcohol a catalyst to family fights.
Fr. has applauded government efforts to stop manufacturing of “Buveera Waragi” and urged local governments to pass bylaws on alcohol consumption and gambling, so that the practices are regulated to ensure productive activities in the communities.
It will be remembered that In August 2007, the Uganda Bureau of Statistics published a report indicating that 68 percent of ever-married women aged 15 to 49 years had experienced some form of violence inflicted by their spouse or intimate partner.
He, however, called upon religious leaders to preach unity in homes and caution parents against marrying off their children before they are of age.