State House Comptroller Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye urged State House employees to be in responsible family relationships saying society expects them to be of high moral standing and responsible individuals as people serving the presidency
She said that State House staff need understanding spouses because serving the presidency involves a lot of time leaving much of family affairs to their spouses adding that staff at State House have no holidays, no weekends and no christmas as they work all time round.
She was speaking during the wedding reception of one of State House staff Nathan Ouma who married Milly Nalwanga at Uganda Catholics Management and Training Institute in Rubaga over the weekend. The couple had earlier exchanged their vows at Namirembe Cathedral at ceremony presided over by Bishop of West Buganda Rit. Rev. Katumba Tamale.
Nakyobe, however, cautioned State House staff against using the official assignments as excuse to evade family responsibilities saying amidst their heavy schedules, they should have time for their families to be able to raise responsible families the country will be proud of.
She also urged especially female members to always value their marriage and respect their husbands regardless of their social status saying roles of husbands and wives will never be substituted adding that those calling for gender equality should not confuse the competition for social space with the sacred institution of marriage which she said is constructed on legal instruments and as sanctified by God.