Kampala Central Legislator Muhammad Nsereko has fired back at Minister Peace Mutuuzo over the issue of banning Labia elongation (pulling),
Nsereko argues that Mutuuzo has no moral authority to discredit ‘pulling’ especially before involving cultural stakeholders from regions where the practice is popularly done.
“Let’s leave matters of culture to cultural leaders. You may cause unnecessary riots,” Nsereko says.
The Legislator related the act of visiting the bush to the NRM liberation war saying that the NRM government came from the bush therefore visiting the bush cannot be rendered a useless act.
“Remember the NRM government came from the bush (munsiko), so don’t just think that ‘visiting the bush’ is completely useless,” he asserts.
He urged the Minister to leave the ‘Ssengas and Kojjas’ to do their work but the act should not be forceful adding that one should have a choice after weighing the benefits and effects.
“Where I agree though is that it should not be forceful. As for Female Genital Mutilation, it is inhuman and degrading,” he says.
Addressing a press conference, Mutuuzo said the government is ready to fight all cultural practices that do not add value to human life or health before requesting for an increase in budget allocation to end Female Genital Mutilation at a cost of Shs. 1.2billion from Shs. 200million.