Domestic Violence shouldn’t be Handled LightlyIsaac Nsengiyunva
The First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East Africa Community Affairs in Uganda Rt. Hon| Dr. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga (MP) this evening launched a movie premier dubbed “Monica the Girl Child ” a 2s film production. Rt. Hon |Dr. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga was accompanied by the Minister of state for Trade and Cooperatives Hon. Harriet Ntabaazi at Hotel Africana. The film premier is about girl child domestic violence. due to ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures, it was attendance by invitation and the room was filled with enthusiasm the moment The First Deputy Prime Minister stepped feet in Kyoga Hall of Hotel African and then the official roll put of program was rolled out. introductions from 2s film productions were done timely and a video promo was played in a moderate light environment. the first speaker was the CEO of Uganda Federation of Movie industry Mrs. Nambasa Jane who notified the Rt. Hon Kadaga of the challenges faced by the Uganda film makers among those :poor funding from government, lack of public access facilities while filming among others. Mrs. Nambasa supported the launch with one million shillings.
Hon. Harriet Ntabaazi: The Minister of trade and Cooperatives appreciated the 2s film production for having had a unique talent that brings out the cruelness of domestic violence in society and she gave a vote of thanks to the Emirutus of the 9th and 10th Parliament of Uganda Rt. Hon REBECCA Kadaga for having passed the copyright law that protects those in the entertainment from duplicating or using their works without gains. Hon Ntabaazi supported the launch as well and invited the chief guest to address the invited guests.
The Chief Guest : in a brief statement, Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga gave a background of her support towards the entertainment industry and one of the things that were last discussed was to have an independent Ministry for Arts. she applauded 2s film production for addressing gender based violence in a creative way. she however said more advocacy is needed to be done to address the plight of a girl child.
Further more she noted that government is to increase capacity of Uganda Police to investigate domestic violence issues. The Woman Member of parliament representing Kamuli District supported 2s film production with 3m million shillings and she encouraged them to always come up with informative and educative productions.