Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Mururi Makasa and Students of Gayaza High School launching the Baton of Peace book during the Launch of Uganda National Parental Forum at Gayaza High School. Photo by Mary Kansiime

Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Mururi Makasa and Students of Gayaza High School launching the Baton of Peace book during the Launch of Uganda National Parental Forum at Gayaza High School. Photo by Mary Kansiime

The forum dubbed Uganda National Parental forum (UGAPAF) is aimed at bringing together parents to share ideas and experiences on proper child upbringing.

The forum which was launched over the weekend at Gayaza High School, is in line with the national development plan (NDP) and Vision 2040 roadmaps aligned to the country?s transformation process under the theme ?Parents companioning the spirit of National building a transformed Ugandan society by 2040?

According to the chairman UGAPAF, Tom Maani, the forum will help promote discipline, religion and education among families for a better future generation.

Launching the forum, Muruli Mukasa, the minister for gender , labour and social development said the declining family values manifested by the increasing cases of domestic violence, has greatly impacted on many families in the country.

?It is our responsibility as parents to see that we work together to keep our families intact by observing family values. Violence in homes is the reason many families are breaking up,? said Muruli.

Muruli also attributed the decline in family values to global culture which he said has influenced on local culture and child upbringing.

He added that the practice of global culture had eroded away cultural practices in many families by dropping the local culture for modern cultures.

?The global culture is still a challenge in our society, it is entertaining but full of destruction morally,? he stated.

Moses Makumbi the director ethics and integrity in the office of the president, commended the parents for forming the forum saying family values are a cornerstone of development in the country.

He noted that families which observe discipline among children, produce responsible children who are grow up into responsible citizens.

?It is through family values that we teach our children how to be responsible citizens who fear God, and guard against practices such as corruption which are dangerous for the development of our country,? said Makumbi.

To implement the program on family values, the common wealth people?s association of Uganda, and the parental roles in values empowerment-Uganda, are collaborating on this initiative.

The program is fully supported by government through the ministry of labour, gender and social development and the parliament.

By Henry Sekanjako, The New Vision

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