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Increased Immorality Linked to Extinct Mother Languages

The members argue that disregarding mother languages has paved way for depreciating cultural values and weird habits citing indecent dressing and homosexuality among others.

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Neglecting native languages in Uganda and across the African continent is the major cause of degeneration of African values and norms, a cross section of Members of Parliament says

The Mps argue that mother languages are closely linked to African Culture without which a person has no sense of belonging and morals.

The comments came as the world commemorated the International Mother Language day, an observance held annually on 21 February worldwide to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.

Samya Bugwe North MP, John Mulimba says that Africans ought to know that English is simply an official language and a medium of communication which should not be used at the expense of Native languages.

He adds that disregarding mother languages has paved way for depreciating cultural values and weird habits citing indecent dressing and homosexuality among others.

 

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Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa describes the adoption of foreign languages and disappearance of mother languages as unfortunate.  He demands that Government puts in place measures to include extinct mother languages into the education curricula.

He also suggests specil holiday classes on mother languages saying the innovation can be a great idea to help maintain the languages and also urged parents to ensure that children learn their mother languages first than any other language.

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Kyankwanzi District Woman MP, Ann Mary Nankabirwa cited a need for government to have a policy providing for a need of all children learning their mother languages first before learning any other language.  She urged African and Ugandans to appreciate their languages and treat other languages as secondary mediums of communication.

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//Cue in: (Luganda) “okwejako enimi……..

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