ENTEBBE –Minister for Kampala Hon Betty Namisango Kamya has advised women to stop oppressing domestic workers at home and rather put in place good working conditions in place for them.
“Christian women we oppress people in any different ways, you can have a house help at home that you employed from the village but you don’t pay them salary, some of them just run away from the home because they are not paid since as the boss you think you got them from a poor state in the village” she said.
Ms Kamya made the remarks during the Closing of Mary Magdalene’s celebrations for the Christian women fellowship (CWF) at St Mark’s church Namate in Entebbe where she was a guest preacher on Sunday.
Minister Kamya said women should take a lead in raising their children with discipline at home and mentor them to behave well in society as they grow up.
“As Christian women, we convince children to do wrong in many ways like a manager in business you tell your employees to write fake receipts, you tell children at home to tell their father’s that you’re not around when a visitor comes to tell them you’re not around,” she said.
“We should get ashamed when we tell lies about people’s children because of jealousy which makes us tell lies about people at work, in marriages beating children at home forgetting that you’re punishing an innocent child,” she said.
Ms Jane Male the head of CWF at Namirembe diocese church of Uganda said women must engage in caring of their children to ensure that they don’t behave like they don’t have parents.
“Nowadays parent beat children lock them up in houses to the extent of putting them in a fridge because they are your stepchildren as women we should be passionate. We should be responsible, know their movements and teach them the proper dress code, as parents we are what we are because of the way we were raised. As women we should work but not forget taking care of our homes” she said.