By Alice Lubwama
Government will take appropriate action against, Pastor Aloysius Bugingo of Prayer Ministries if the Uganda communications commission finds out that his utterances against her wife Teddy Naluswa offended the minimum broadcasting standards.
This was in response to a matter raised in parliament this afternoon by Kampala woman mp Nabirah Nagayi ssempala who said that Bugingo’s utterances left many women in pain since this is an illness which women suffer as a result of maternal responsibility. “We have watched with pain the utterances of Pastor Bugingo both on Radio and television and listened with agony the insulting words the same individual has been spilling out.” Nabira added
Nabirah called all leaders to condemn the utterances by Bugingo since their stigmatize those women who are living with fistula, yet many agencies including the Kabaka of Buganda are working hard to stop, and treat the stigmatizing of this illness.
she has asked the responsible ministry to handle the matter urgently and seriously. Responding on the matter on behalf of the information minister, the state minister for housing Chris Baryomunsi said that the Uganda communications commission has already secured the footage and is standing the utterances to prove whether the law was broken.
” I want to join you in condemning that kind of irresponsible talk, and as Government we took note of the offensive communication uttered by the said pastor and the Uganda communications commission took note of it , warned him against the utterances , recovered the footage and recordings and now standing them.
Speaking on the matter, Rubaga North mp Moses kasibante wondered whether government has a mechanism of regulating the pastors, saying that there is a pastor in his constituency who lines up women during his sermons ans ask them to talk about their bedroom experience. The minister in response said that although there is freedom of worship in the country , pastors and other religious leaders should not infringe the rights of believers in pretext of faith.