The Deputy Speaker of the 11th parliament Rt Hon Thomas Tayebwa has pledged to fight for pro-life rights.
While speaking to members of the Archdiocese of Mbarara Development Association at Kitante P.S on Sunday, Tayebwa said that the 11th parliament will focus on issues that give glory to the Lord.
“Personally, there are values I believe in. Issues of pro-life are very dear to me, protecting the rights of the unborn child. We recently realized that some people were trying to sneak in a new law demanding that in our national budget, we should cater for abortion on demand. Can you imagine the devil using us like that?” he wondered.
Hon Tayebwa says if such services are made available, girls may not have children in future, as they will abort a pregnancy whenever they feel inconvenienced. “We shall protect these areas and ensure that our people are thought about. We shall protect all human rights.”
On the issue of corruption, the deputy speaker said that he will not tolerate thieves and no one will be protected by parliament.
“We shall push for laws to fight corruption and I am sure about this because I have been working with H.E the president on the same,” he added.
On the issue of government officials being treated abroad and Uganda’s poor healthcare, Tayebwa says that the taxes paid by Ugandans are too small to cater for all their demands.
The Deputy Speaker has urged young people to be responsible citizens and mind how they behave publicly as this could determine if or not they get employed.
Tayebwa said that no sane person will want to hire a drunkard who embarrasses themselves in public.
He also advised youths to be careful what they post on social media, as this is used when doing due diligence.
“You can’t be the talk of the town, be in newspapers as a dealer and think that you will get an opportunity. These days, things are very easy, when you say you want to work with me, I don’t waste a lot of time, I just check your social media and if I see you on Facebook smoking shisha and cigars, you will not be allowed to work with me. There are so many opportunities, let us tread carefully,” Tayebwa advised.