Poor upbringing of Children in families is to blame for the increasing reports of violence, crime and moral decadence in society, Mr Gordon Arinda, alias Cowboy, the Busheny-ishaka municipality legislator, has said.
According to Mr Arinda, societies and Uganda at large have woken up to bad news of violence and murders on a daily basis because some families never instil good morals into children, and these very children become problems in the long run.
The Bushenyi-ishaka member of parliament made the remarks on Sunday, while addressing hundreds of Christians at Ishaka urban Archdeaconry center as the Archdeaconry hosted the Bishop of West Ankole Diocese, Rt. Rev. Johnson Twinomujuni, who was on his pastoral visit.
“My Lord Bishop, we have experienced cases of murder and robbery, and people are worried. Everyone is asking what is happening, but these criminals terrorising people were poorly brought up in their families.”
He added: “Actually, if you follow them, you will find that these are the children that were not even taken to Church by parents when they were still young. Our families are the ones that produce criminals. Such people were not taught good morals when they were still young.”
The legislator castigated parents for not taking their children to worshipping centers, where good morals and fear of God and sin are taught, adding that religious institutions can do much in realising a better society free of criminals.
Mr Arinda called upon Christians to join government in fighting criminality instead of tasking it(government) to explain what is being done to curb crime.
“Many people keep tasking government to explain why criminal activities are on the rise, but it is hard. Government cannot stop someone from committing crime. It is really hard to arrest someone with a criminal mind. Let’s work together to fight crime.” Mr Arinda stated.
He lauded Bishop Twinomujuni for preaching the gospel that is timely and hope giving.
Bishop Twinomujuni appreciated government’s partnership with religious institutions and faith based organizations in development.
He called upon political leaders to be champions of love and unity, and be good examples in the societies they lead.