Uganda’s President, Yoweri Museveni has urged the country’s youth to void ‘aimless and reckless sex’ saying failure to do so can sentence them to death.
Museveni made these remarks while officiating at the closure of the “Born Free” conference on Saturday in the capital, Kampala.
The conference was attended by a massive crowd of mainly young Ugandans at Lugogo Sports Complex.
This year’s Born Free Conference theme was “Financially-Free” and the main Speaker was Pastor Peter Amenkhienan from Nigeria.
Below is the president’s statement posted on his Facebook page.
Officiated at closure of a Christian youth conference dubbed “Born Free” last evening in Lugogo, Kampala. The conference, organised by Covenant Nations Church, focused on financial management for the youth.
The young people I saw there are at the dawn of their lives. They are lucky to be living in a peaceful Uganda. We have some cases of crime but we are handling that.
As young people in school, you should aim at acquiring knowledge and skills. It is pointless to acquire education that is not needed in the market.
Stay healthy. Avoid aimless and reckless sex. Sex must be at the right time with the right partner. Having casual sex with all sorts of partners is very dangerous and can be a death sentence for you.
Also avoid alcohol and drugs. These will destroy you.
Listen to your parents. They are the first teachers. When my children were growing up, I would take them to Rwakitura during holidays and school them.
Learn about patriotism. What does your country need? Learn the history of your country.
Finally, there is a superior power who can intervene in your life for the better if you allow Him. I believe there is God because of what I have seen in my life.