BY ELLY NYESIGA
The Administrator General, Tumwebaze Ndibarema has called upon all married couples to register their marriages to avoid family disagreements after the death of the head.
While speaking during the stakeholders’ workshop held at Lake view hotel yesterday organized by Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), Tumwebaze said that families are always left in a state of wrangles as family members always force the wife out after the husbands have died.
Tumwebaze said that registering marriages are would help to reduce such family wrangles as the wife will always have the legal powers of the left assets left by the husband even though their marriage was not through church it can be civil.
Tumwebaze says that even acquiring letters of administration when you have the recognized marriage certificate takes a short time and saves time whereby some of the assets would be sold as other family members try to block the wife or children of the deceased from acquiring them.
He now calls upon all the marriage couple to register their marriages where civil marriage, Church Marriage or Concubine marriage to avoid family disputes after the death of the husband.
He adds that according to Uganda Bureau of Statistics in Uganda it is only 20% marriages that are legal which is thought to have increased family disputes in the society.
In his remarks the URSB board Chairperson Ambassador Francis K Butagira said that when marriage is registered it will help the married couple to acquire bank loans easily, Arbitration and other estate administration as the marriage certificate is legal.