The state minister for gender and children’s affairs Hon Florence Nakiwala Kiyingi has intervened into an ensuing standoff between singer Bennie Gunter and his alleged mistress Phiona Akankwasa over child neglect. Phionah, a resident of Ntungamo in western Uganda who currently lives in Kampala employed as a household has rushed to Nakiwala’s office for help after the singer reportedly refused to take care of a child that he fathered.
Bennie Gunter, real names Baguma Crescent fell in love with Phionah on 2017 and the two were believed to be in a relationship. The relationship gave both to a pregnancy and she finally gave birth to a baby boy in august 2018.
However, after the child’s birth, Bennie Gunter shied away from his paternal responsibility and abandoned the poor girl without taking care of the child. The woman who is currently 21 is struggling without any source of livelihood despite the fact that she has a child to look after. However, Gunter seems unbothered and has refused to take heed despite the fact that Phiona has approached him many times.
It is against this background that She has run to Nakiwala’s office for help so as to compel the singer to man up and perform his responsibility. Nakiwala has since immediately summoned the singer and ordered him to come rqdy to take a DNA test to ascertain if he is the biological father to the child.