Minister tips on good parenting
The Minister for General duties, Justine Kasule Lumumba has tipped parents on positive parenting.
Speaking at the thanksgiving ceremony organized by the community of Bumeru in Mutumba sub county on Friday, Lumumba urged parents to fulfill the responsibly of nurturing children.
She decried over increasing moral decay among the young generation and attributed it on the raising cases of domestic violence and poor parenting.
“Children learn from parents, guardians and community members. If you fight in their presence, they will learn to fight,” Lumumba said.
She urged them to promote peace in homes and also ensure that children attain education.
In the same event, she instructed teachers to teach pupils the national school anthem in a bid of building a well-focused patriotic generation.
“Teachers, help these children to understand and learn the school anthem. It will help them to focus on education,” Lumumba said.
The thanksgiving ceremony was organized to appreciate Iceland government for the infrastructural development. Bumeru primary is one of the schools supported by the embassy of Iceland under the Namayingo district development programme for fishing communities (NDDP-FC)
Before she attended the ceremony, the minister visited Isinde and Mutumba primary schools also supported by the Iceland government where she urged children to focus on education.
“You have no excuse for poor performance. You have good facilities that facilitate better learning environment,” Lumumba said.
The woman Member of Parliament for Bugiri district Hon. Agnes Taaka Wejuli, who accompanied the minister urged parents to contribute towards pupil’s welfare in schools.
The Member of Parliament for Namayingo South Michael Wanyama, said that the Iceland intervention in the community has boosted education sector.
“Many children that had abandoned school to engage in fishing and other petty businesses have gone back to school,” Wanyama said.
The pupils of Bumeru primary school through songs and poems presented requested for a boarding facility, more teachers and electricity.
(Above) Minister Lumumba with district chairperson Ronald Sanya. (Below) Minister addressing pupils of Bumeru primary school during the thanksgiving ceremony.