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MP Bahati advises parents on holidays

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By JOHN TUGUME

Posted  Tuesday, November 6   2012 at  02:00
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KAMPALA

As Christmas holidays draw near, parents have been advised to watch their children with close interest. The advice was delivered by the National Resistance Movement caucus deputy chairman, Mr David Bahati.

The Ndorwa West MP made the call while speaking to thousands of parents at a Kampala Kindergarten Association concert held in Kansanga on Sunday. “As parents I believe that a secure future for our children is the best gift we can give them as they grow up. That secure future require us to teach them Godly values, responsibility and instilling in them discipline and respect for their elders,” Mr Bahati said.

“It is not the responsibility of TVs to teach our children good manners and values but the parents responsibility,” the MP added.

In the past, the media have captured children taking alcohol and smoking narcotics, especially during holidays, with parents, sometimes unknowingly providing facilitation in form of cash to the children. But Mr Bahati, who moved the Anti-homosexuality Bill that is yet to be brought to Parliament for discussion, warned that close to 40 companies were recruiting minors in the gay business.

“We have already reported to the Ministry of Internal Affairs about these funders and parents need to be careful with where their children go. They could be targeted this Christmas season,” Mr Bahati said.

Recently, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga faced off with the Canadian Foreign Affairs minister, Mr John Baird, after he accused Uganda of trampling on human rights.

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