Kampala: The Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity Fr. Simon Lokodo has said Uganda is set to celebrate father’s day that will be held on June 23, 2018 at Kololo ceremonial grounds.
In his statement Fr. Lokodo said the celebrations are aimed at creating awareness, sensitize fathers of their vital roles as leaders of families and build their capacity in the area of fatherhood and family leadership.
“Under the theme, “Fathers: We need your support to abstain, have Values and character”, Lokoda said the celebrations will start with ‘pride fathers’ walk’ that will be graced by President Museveni, the first father,” he said in a statement released earlier in the day.
Lokodo said after ‘Pride March’, the directorate will publicly recognize and affirm the father who will win the ‘father of the year’ competition, so that he can be a role model to other fathers.
He revealed that the directorate among others will mobilize mothers, children and other family members to support and encourage fathers to play their vital role as fathers and leaders.
He further noted that they will mobilize employers (government and private) and corporations to run programs and activities that will popularize responsible and involved fatherhood and that will affirm fathers so that they can thrive as fathers and leaders of their families.
Under the directorate, Lokodo said, they will raise resources needed to run programs and activities that will empower fathers and children with the overall aim of improving father-child communication and relationship.