The First Lady of Uganda, Janet Museveni, revealed her efforts in helping her three daughters who are now married to keep themselves as virgins till they wedded.
According to Daily Monitor report, Mrs Museveni revealed this while speaking to adolescent girls in Kyenjojo District during the commemoration of the Day of the Girl Child.
She mentioned that it is possible for parents and these adolescents to achieve this today.
She said: “I made all my daughters to sign ‘true love waits’ cards and they would abstain from sex until the wedding night when they would produce these cards to their spouses. This can be achieved even today.”
“That is how we, in the past, were brought up by our parents, there was no such immorality like now”
Mrs Museveni’s three daughters are Diana Museveni who is married to Geoffrey Kamuntu, Natasha Museveni who is married to Edwin Karugire and Patience Museveni married to Odrek Rwabwogo.
The First lady added: “Whether a man is big or small, say no and run away, a man can use sweet language to persuade you, don’t allow any man to use you when you are a young girl, not even an adolescent boy, no man should engage you in sexual intercourse until you are married, true love waits.”
She urged parents of girls to stop taking money as compensation from those who defile and rape their girls.
She said: “Please, parents, stop asking for money to settle rape or defilement cases. The parent is the biggest stakeholder in the development of the girl child.”
Mrs Museveni blamed the “moral decadence witnessed of late” on “free supply of contraceptives in Uganda.”
She added: “The use of contraceptives is not our culture, we no longer have pride to say no, people are given contraceptives to use them and do what they want, have sex, take pills, conceive and abort, this is not our culture in Africa.”
“Just say, thank you, our culture does not believe in this, we should protect the values of our society”