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Ugandan bride gets gift of 10 cows from President Museveni

Ugandan bride gets gift of 10 cows from President Museveni

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Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has offered a gift of 10 cows to a Ugandan bride, whose giveaway ceremony, was graced by the presence of the president on Saturday in Muhanga T/C, Kabale.

Museveni tweeted about his gift to Annet Twebaze for making her parents proud by getting married. ‘‘For making her parents proud, I gave Annet a gift (okushagara) of 10 cows. I wish the couple a happy marriage,’‘ his tweet read.

Museveni, a former military man turned democrat is known for attending public events where he make strong points relating to marriage and family. He had some words of advice for young people, ‘‘To the young people, I urge you to make your parents proud by marrying. Also work hard to grow whatever wealth your parents bequeath to you.’‘

According to the father of four, there was a clear correlation between young people getting married and the kind of upbringing that they received from their parents. He further underlined the view that marriage was the best route for procreation.

‘‘When children marry, it’s evidence that parents have done a good job raising them. Marriage is good for procreation,’‘ he added.

Museveni who is a strong Anglican has been in power since 1986 is married to Janet Museveni, who he recently appointed as the new Minister of Education.