By Benjamin Jumbe
Parliament has unanimously adopted a motion for a resolution of parliament to highlight the decline in ethical and moral values in the country and propose solutions for reversing the destructive decline.
The motion was tabled by Bufumbira County East MP James Nsaba Buturo who argued that the decline of moral and ethical values in the country has led to unpleasant outcomes such as an increase in unchecked theft of public funds, inability to apprehend and punish lawbreakers, disregard of the law, disrespect of authority, and practices such as abortion, homosexuality, and prostitution.
He asked parliament to urge the government to take urgent practical steps to address the increased decline of moral and ethical values in order to place Uganda on a path of more stability, peace, security, unity, and prosperity.
Nsababutuuro also asked parliament to urge the government to introduce universal moral education where knowledge of how to care, live with nature, share and be human will become an integral part of people’s lives.
Speaking after adoption of the motion, the speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanya said such discussions on morals must continue for a better society