By Kabuye Ronald
Given the increasing cases of gender based violence each passing day in the country and globally, His Majesty the kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II has resolved to spear head a campaign advocating for the men involvement and mind set change on the same.
This has been revealed by the Buganda government information minister Owekitibwe. Noah Kiyimba at BulangE Mengo. He said that His Majesty the kabaka is set to commence the activities of fighting gender based violence in Buganda with the launch of a campaign dubbed “He for She” with the slogan Nsazeewo on the 19th of april at Bulange mengo working together with the UNWOMEN and Nabagereka Development Foundation NDF.
Kiyimba warned that after the launch of the campaign any person that will be caught in the act of violating women’s rights and torturing them will be deemed insubordinate to his kabaka and will be prosecuted to the altar before wondering how one gets peace in violating another person’s right.
He also alluded to the fact that no country has high cases of women violation has and will ever realize development.
“for any country to develop women are not supposed to be tortured. Even scientists have proved that a child shares 80% from the mother thus a need for all persons to see women as their mothers and what they can’t do their mother, they shouldn’t do their female counterparts.” Said Owek. Kiyimba
In the same way the executive director of Nabagereka Development Foundation Deborah Kaddu Sserwadda noted that any lasting solution to Africa’ challenges must be rooted to the local culture thus a reason for partnering with the kingdom.
On his part the chairperson of the He for She Campaign Owek. Kabuuza Mukasa emphasized the fact the campaign is working towards achieving harmony amongst Ugandans as opposed to making women superior to men.