Uganda's president, Yoweri Museveni, got himself into hot water when he stated that a woman's role is to cook and men shouldn't even step into the kitchen. He is proud that he hasn't stepped in his kitchen in 45 years.
Uganda's president isn't a favourite with his people. The way politics are handled in Uganda is an issue that is hotly debated. Now the president has also come under fire for a remark he recently made.
eNCA reports that according to President Museveni, women should cook and men shouldn't.
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.
It's like the whole world is reacting to what the Ugandan president said.
Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam's International Executive Director, turned to social media to voice her disappointment in what he 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.
People across the globe reacted to what Uganda's president said:
jenz - Straight out of the middle ages!
grim outlook - LOL-make me a sammich woman!
Buso Bakho - So no male Chefs in there????
Mr Colin - He says cook, you bloody cook. haha. He is the president.
Tito Kane - It is so sad that those stupid, foolish, nonsense and very useless so called African leaders are so MENTALLY BACKWARD. I cook for my family and my wife ENJOYS my cooking including our children. My wife cook as well. I do help with the household shores. Our children learn from me and even want to help all the time. It makes the family more harmonious, together, caring, judicious and loving when they do ALL THE HOUSEHOLD SHORES TOGETHER.
@BeckyIvy6 - Mzei gave an African proverb. We all know in our African culture the role of a woman. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach! Winnie akitegeele 45 years and Mama Janet is not complaining anyway. If KB is cooking thts his fate. Hahaha
FreeNigeria - This is exactly the mindset of the dead beat running Africa, you wonder why the continent is not at par with the rest of the world. The lifeless one in Nigeria said his wife belongs to the other room when she expressed her opinion.
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