The archbishop of Kampala Archdiocese, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, has asked government to implement the Domestic Violence Act, 2010, that was passed five years ago to curb the increasing cases of domestic violence.
Dr Lwanga said domestic violence is one of Uganda’s top challenges that needs urgent redress.
Speaking during the installation of the Rev Fr Denis Kizito Ssebunya as the Episcopal vicar for Mitala Maria Vicariate in Mpigi District on Sunday, Dr Lwanga said many Ugandans are suffering because of the many unsolved problems, especially violence in their families.
The Supreme Court has ruled that the refund of bride price by the woman’s parents or relatives upon a failed marriage is unconstitutional.
But the same court declined to declare that practice of demanding for payment of bride-price as a precondition for customary marriage as unconstitutional. This means that paying of bride price by the boy’s side to the parents of the girl is to continue.
In a majority judgment of 6:1, Justice Jotham Tumwesigye who wrote the lead judgment observed that it’s unfair to demand a refund of bride price from the woman’s parents after years of marriage.
The judge added that it’s not likely that the parents of the woman would be keeping the property ready to refund.
Ms. Christine Alalo head of the Child and Family Protection Department of the Uganda Police Force takes up a new assignment in Somalia as Deputy Police Commissioner AMISSON. For the 5 years that Christine worked as the head of the Child and Family Protection Department, CEDOVIP enjoyed a fruitful partnership which resulted in key tangible achievements particularly with the work on the proposed GBV directorate, police training curriculum and strengthening the capacity of Police officers in handling GBV cases. Infact her out standing commitment and achievements at the Department earned her an award from the European Union’s Human rights Defenders Award in 2014.
We are sure that she will excel in her new assignment and wish her all the best!.