Busoga Bishop decries widespread practice of sex for jobs

Thursday August 22 2019

The Bishop of Central Busoga Diocese Rev

The Bishop of Central Busoga Diocese Rev Patrick Wakula (in red clerical robes) poses with the first graduands of Central Busoga Diocese Vocational Training Institute Namutumba District on Wednesday. PHOTO BY RONALD SEEBE 

By RONALD SEEBE

The Bishop of Central Busoga Diocese, Rev Patrick Wakula, has expressed concern over what he termed as 'unspiritual hearts' of male employers who first demand for sex from ladies before offering them jobs.

The Bishop made the remarks at the maiden graduation ceremony of Central Busoga Diocese Vocational Training Institute in Namutamba Town Council, Namutumba District on Wednesday.

"It is possible for a lady to escape contracting HIV/Aids at College or University, but very hard to escape it while looking for a job. Some employers are so greedy to an extent that they deny ladies jobs even after having sex with them," he said, advising that 'sex tests' are not some of the procedures employers should follow when giving out jobs.

"Every day we tell school-going children to abstain from sex before completing their studies and before marriage, but unfortunately, they end up being persuaded by greedy men because of jobs," he added.

The ceremony, held at St Micheal Church of Uganda, saw 36 students graduate in tailoring, hair dressing, early childhood education and motor vehicle mechanics among other courses.

Bishop Wakula further urged job seekers to stop parading their bodies as 'job security'.

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"Always say no if a man asks you to take a 'sex test' before or after giving you a job," he said.

The Namutumba District Woman Member of Parliament, Ms Mariam Naigaga, while echoing similar sentiments, said unlike boys, girls are more vulnerable.

"Greedy men, who will never get satisfied, keep asking girls for sex even after giving them jobs," she said.

The Principal Central Busoga Diocese Vocational Training Institute, Mr David Muyinda, however, urged the graduands to be job creators and not job seekers if they are to survive greedy men and women who demand for sex from them.

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