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By UTN Reporter

Iganga - The Minister for Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni has lashed at parents in Busoga region for failing to feed their children at school.

Speaking at the Day of the African Children held in Bulamagi sub county in Iganga district Janet Kataha Museveni who is also the First Lady said as Ugandans celebrate the day of the African Child, reminded that families and parents hold the first cardinal responsibility in growing, nurturing and educating their children.

Mrs Museveni said parents should stop waiting for Government to provide for them everything including feeding their children at school.

She thus directed that feeding children at school is a must by parents.

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She said that strong families make a strong nation, arguing the people to always work hard to fend for their families.

The function was organized by the Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development in partnership UNICEF, held under the theme-social protection and empowerment of children around the country.

The children through their representative commended government and its development partners for universal education and mass immunization, urging government to fight acts of child sacrifice, child marriage, and child labor among others that ruin their future.

The LC5 Chairman for Iganga Patrick Kayemba said that in an effort to promote proper learning of the children, Iganga district launched a campaign of mobilizing parents to feed their children at school, primary seven trail or pre exams all aimed at enhancing proper learning and quality of performance of children. He however said that the district is faced with a problem of high school dropout of children.

Some of the MPs and stakeholders as regards the children’s affairs in an interview shortly after the function reemphasized parents, government and children’s advocacy Ngo’s and groups to put in place soft grounds for children.

The function was graced by the Minister for Gender, Labor and Social Development-Hajat Janati Mukwaya, State Minister for Youth Sarah Nakiwala Kiyingi, UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda Rosa Malongo, the US Ambassador to Uganda Deborah R Malac, Children Advocacy Agencies and groups, Members of Parliament from Iganga, district leaders, schools and parents.



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