KAMPALA – Dr Janice Desire Busingye, the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance and Administration/University Secretary) at Kampala International University (KIU), has condemned the increased rate of domestic violence.
Dr. Busingye advised the public to be patient with Covid-19 lockdown because we will all need each other.
“Let’s not let the stress of being in the same physical space and the pressure of being away from work, bring out the worst in us,” she said.
Addressing the nation on Monday, President Museveni revealed that domestic violence as one of the major issues affecting several homesteads amid the COVID-19 crisis.
Museveni implored Ugandans to stop fighting and use dialogue so as to bring peace within their families.
“I have been told that some families do not want to live with each other. You should use dialogue instead of fighting. You don’t have to agree but however you don’t have to fight, you should, therefore, tolerate each other,” said the President.
With a total of about 3,280 reported cases of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and 283 cases of violence against the children recorded between March 30 and April 28, there is a clear indication that the rate of domestic violence has increased.
However, this has to stop, since family is the purpose for life and the rest like food, shelter, are facilitations for life, as mentioned by the President during the national presidential address.
With this, therefore, KIU’s Dr. Busingye hopes to look forward to more peace and unity since we need to pull towards each other and not apart.