Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni has urged women to desist from bleaching their skins.
The president made the call on Friday while presidin over the pass-out of 1,023 graduates from different districts trained in herbal medicine practice by the Uganda North American Youth Development Association in Lubaga-Mutundwe, Kampala.
“To the women, please stop bleaching your skin. Let your skin colour remain as it was created by God. Bleaching will cause you a lot of trouble,” Museveni said.
Cases of bleached skins have been on the rise in the country with many including popular Ugandans turning to the act.
The president also promised to financially help the SACCO established by the graduands.
“Government will support this herbal training initiative with Shs260 million. I will also make, in the next financial year, a cash donation to the Sacco formed by the graduates,” he revealed.