The Head Of The Home Never Goes Into The Kitchen – Ugandan President Museveni
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has come under fire after saying that it isn’t the role of a man to cook and he’s never stepped into his kitchen since he got married.
Punch reports that Museveni, speaking in a statement on Sunday, said:
“The head of the home never goes into the kitchen. It is now 45 years with Mama Janet. I have never stepped into the kitchen. That is how it should be,” he said on Sunday in a statement, as an example of how politicians and civil servants should stick to proscribed roles.
Women in the country have however criticized him for his comments. Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam’s International Executive Director, said:
Cooking isn’t a woman’s job. It’s a life skill. All people — men and women — should cook.
When cooking, cleaning and doing other domestic chores are left to women, they are denied an equal chance to raise incomes or to be politically active.
Beatrice Alaso, a member of Forum For Democratic Change, an opposition party in the country, said:
Museveni has revealed to the world what he has always believed in: that women can never be the same as their male counterparts.
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