UGANDA: Sabiny Girls To Fight Circumcision
Chemasuet said reports indicate that 34 girls have been circumcised in Bugiri since the beginning of this year.
“Some of them were circumcised two weeks ago, almost six months since the Bill was passed,” Chemasuet said.
He urged the Government to sensitise the masses about the Bill.
The Government, Chemasuet said, will construct a sh1.5b school in Iwemba sub-county next year to promote the education of the Sabiny girls.
Bugiri district education officer David Igambi hailed the Government for fighting female genital mutilation among the Sabiny.
He said most girls had dropped out of school due to stigma after undergoing circumcision.
Igambi urged the Government to include a topic about the dangers of female genital mutilation on the primary and secondary schools syllabi.
He warned parents against the commercialisation of defilement by demanding compensation from the suspects, instead of taking them to the courts of law.
SOURCE: New Vision Online
AUTHOR: Moses Bikala
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