The deputy secretary-general of the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Rose Namayanja has challenged parents to resist the temptation of prioritising the boy child unlike their female counterparts, saying the girls can equally perform well like the boy child.
Namayanja made the remarks while speaking to a congregation of Buwenge Seventh-day Adventist church in Jinja district during a fundraising ceremony.
“Educate the girl child, let them have equal opportunities with those of the boys. This will help to contain the increasing early pregnancies and early marriages,” she said.
She advised parents to endeavor to pay school fees and support their children to attain the best education, adding that the only way parents can secure the future of their children is by taking them to school to attain formal education.
“Do your part as a parent to support your children to school because you don’t know what your child will be in future. The only reward you can give your children is good education. Also, teach them to love God, “she stated.
She said there is a possibility of the educated children to become whatever they want to become fulfilling hence fulfilling biblical verses that say; young people are the leaders of tomorrow.
She called up believers to always give back to God through tithe and offering to support church work and the development of their communities.
“As believers, it is our responsibility to support our clergy and the work of God through paying our tithe and offering. That is the only way we shall obtain God’s blessings,” Namayanja said.