Women MPs demand a Public apology from MP Twinamatsiko
In today’s Plenary sitting, MP Dorothy Nshaija (NRM-Kamwenge) rises the issue of a matter of urgent national importance to the Deputy Speaker Oulanyah chairing the session after a one-month recess of Parliament regarding the remarks by MP Twinamatsiko.
“As a public figure and leader, MP Twinamatsiko’s statements that women should be beaten are misleading to the public, especially to people with similar beliefs against women,” said MP Nshaija
MP Atim Joy, Woman MP Lira, added that men in Uganda need to start seeing women as human beings and not property they own. She demanded a public apology from MP Twinamatsiko to all women in Uganda through the same television station he used to make his statement that women need to be beaten.
Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, asked the MPs’ to wait until Wednesday saying that Mr Twinamatsiko had indicated, he was not ready and had asked to make a personal statement before Parliament in regard to his utterances in the media on tomorrow.
In a related development, the Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga has instructed the Committee on Rules, Privileges and discipline to take up the matter and report to her as soon as possible.
On 8th of March, international women’s day, Bugangaizi MP Onesmus Twinamatsiko in an interview responded to President Museveni’s remarks where he urged men not to beat up their wives and called men who beat up their wives “weak men”.
In a televised comment on remarks by President Museveni, Mr Twinamatsiko said that women need to be beaten, touched a little to be streamlined. MP Twinamatsiko said that the President lied in defence of women’s rights.
“If you leave her unpunished, she may become an undisciplined wife, and this (not beating) has actually made them stubborn,” he added.Mr Twinamatsko also hinted on the Bible, saying that it makes a husband superior to his wife and that a woman must remain subordinate.