Magogo, Speaker Among in jubilation after URSB validates their marriage

Man Jose Kayima

The Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) has released a statement on the marriage of the Speaker of the 11th Parliament Anita Annet Among and FUFA President Moses Magogo.

URSB has confirmed that the marriage of the two public figures is valid

According to a letter dated August 16 from Makindye Division Urban Council addressed to the Registrar of Marriages in the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB), the marriage was called off and deleted from the Division Customary Marriage Registrar.

“Please refer to my letter reference number MKD/KCCA/1308/06 dated August 15th, 2022 on the registration of the customary marriage of Magogo Moses Hashim and Among Anita Annet. I have discovered glaring omissions and errors occasioned to me as a consequence of duress while processing this matter,” read part of the letter from the Town clerk

However, the statement from URSB states that the Town clerk has no power to stop the marriage

The role of the Town Clerk in customary marriage registration is to register and transmit a return to the Registrar of Marriages at Uganda Registration Services Bureau.

Neither, the Town clerk nor Registrar of Marriages have the authority to invalidate a marriage. Therefore, the letter from the Town Clerk cannot invalidate the marriage between Magogo Moses Hassim and Among Anita Annet. The public is put on notice to ignore the misleading circulating stories about the validity of the said marriage.”

Upon completion of thed registration at the Sub County Chief or Town Clerk’s office, the Marriage return is filed with Uganda Registration Services Bureau (Registrar of Marriages) to be entered on the National Marriage Register maintained by URSB.”

The statement adds,

“A customary marriage is celebrated according to the rites of an African Community and one of the parties to the marriage must be a member of that community.” Read a statement that was signed by Ronald Jackson Lutunda last evening on behalf of the Registrar of Marriage.

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