The Archbishop Church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali has urged parents to be faithful to their partners and have control over their sexual urges.
While extending his Easter messages to the Christians at Namirembe Cathedral, the Archbishop noted that Jesus’ death and resurrection gives power to Christians to exercise self-control.
“You are no longer a slave to your selfish interests and desires,” he said, adding that parents need to give their children undivided attention.
“Many parents leave their houses before the children are awake and then return home when they are asleep. Children are not being raised by parents, but the house helpers who may not share your values.”
Ntagali added that children desperately need parents who have embraced the death and resurrection of Jesus for themselves.
“It is the only way to protect our children and ensure they have the best opportunities to grow into full stature of Christ and also personally know the freedom that comes from the death and resurrection of Jesus.”
While addressing the issue of KCCA directives on street kids, Ntagali said KCCA has a mandate to work out through councilors and social workers to get the children off the streets.
“The moment children are still on the streets expect kind people to give them money and food,” he said.
He added that addressing the concern of getting children off the streets is the best solution other than stopping people from giving them food and money.
The archbishop also said the church is endeavoring to promote rights of children.
“In addition to declaring 2019 a year of children, the church has a network at every level from congregation, parish, archdeaconry, diocese and province.”