Some of the MPs want legislation to ban the donning of miniskirts in Uganda. This was revealed during a sensitization training Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) organized for the media and a few MPs on the Prevention & Control of HIV/Aids Bill 2011. The half day training took place Thursday at Grand Imperial Hotel and was attended by over 60 journalists. About 10 MPs, mostly members of social services committee, attended. Dr. Jeremiah Twa-Twa (Iki-Iki County in Budaka) started it all. He said there is no way HIV will be contained without addressing it from the preventive side. He said the bill should be revised to include clauses prohibiting ladies from putting on miniskirts. He said the skirts are tempting men into reckless sex behaviour and thereby escalating the HIV scourge. “I think Amin was right…Why do you as a lady tempt a man? Its harassment and that is criminal. Because the HIV strategy should be preventive, something must be done about these minis. Its tempting people,” the MP roared as the audience amazingly looked on. He ignored scribes’ reminders about Karamoja where it’s culturally okay to be semi-naked and carried on saying he was an experienced man and therefore knew what he was talking about. Especially female scribes took offence with his proposal and protested but the man didn’t give a damn.More info click here
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