President Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni on Thursday awarded over 20 Police Officers during the International Women’s Day celebrations in Mityana district.
The officers were awarded with two categories of medals, the Golden jubilee and police centenary plus medal.
In his address, the President condemned the act of domestic violence of men beating up their wives.
“Men stop beating women, we even stopped cattle keepers from hitting cows, what then makes you beat a woman? When you see a man beating a woman, know that he’s stupid and he is a coward because if you want to fight, look for a fellow man,” said the President.
“When you see a man beating a woman, know that he’s stupid and he’s a coward because if you want to fight, look for a fellow man, me I don’t count you as a man.”
He urged women to work hard for their own wealth and not to go in marriages as a source of wealth but instead love.
He said girls do not have to go into marriage as a means of living, they should go into marriage for love, not for legalised prostitution.
“Women say they don’t report the men because they are dependent on the man, women, get your own property so that you can stop depending on men for everything. If your husband disturbs/beats you, park your things and go.”