By Juma Nsubuga
Uganda Women Parliamentary Association has today come out and called upon religious leaders to support parliament on the Marriage and Divorce Bill.
The Chairperson of the association Hon Betty Amongi representing Oyam county south noted on Thursday that according to clause 115 of this bill ,only matrimonial property is to be shared among couples in case of separation but does not allow the sharing of property that is owned individually by married people.She noted that this is also a challenge calling for the support of the church.
Kampala district woman MP Nabilah Naggayi said that this bill is for the good of the families in the country but not to divide married people.
Nabilah says that it is not true that the bill is representing feelings of a few woman members of parliament of woman members of the civil society who have failed in their marriages but it is for the good of both men and women in the marriage institution.
“The bill should not be seen as a women bill, it is a family property with intentions of protecting families. It is not going to force people to divorce. It is the mirror of the image of families” She added
She further urged the public to support the bill to be passed into law because it has delayed for 47 years.
“The clause for divorce is not compulsory. It is the last resort for married couples. It’s only permitted when you prove that the marriage has irretrievably broken down” added Betty Among