Omukama expresses concern over teenage pregnancies in Bunyoro

Dr Solomon Gafaabusa Iguru I, Omukama (King) of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom.

The Omukama (King) of Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom, His Majesty Dr Solomon Gafaabusa Iguru I, has expressed concern over reports of increasing cases of teenage pregnancies and domestic violence in the kingdom.

The Royal Highness says that reports into his office indicate that the challenge is greatly contributed by the Covid-19 lockdown and the consequent closure of schools.

In his Christmas message presented to the media by the kingdom Prime Minister, Mr Andrew Kirungi Byakutaaga Ateenyi, the Omukama urges parents to take extra steps in their parenting role in order to protect children from any form of abuse as the lockdown continues.

Girls have been identified as the most vulnerable gender that needs much parental attention.

The Omukama also urges his subjects to exercise tolerance in order to enjoy peaceful holidays.

On Covid-19, he mobilises the subjects to embrace vaccination which he believes will help to boost their body immunity against the deadly virus.

He calls for hard working amongst his subjects in 2022 to highten the fight against poverty in the kingdom.

Omukama Iguru wishes all the people of Bunyoron a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Sound bite: Byakutaaga on Omukama’s message (Runyoro/Rutooro)

Watch Omukama Iguru’s message below presented by Omuhikirwa Byakutaaga.

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