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FIDA Uganda concerned about child sex trafficking

08 December 2014, 11:43 Godfrey Olukya

Kampala - The association of women layers (FIDA) Uganda has expressed concern over the increasing cases of child sex trafficking in the country.

Addressing members of the parliamentary forum on children in an integrated response against trafficking of children in Uganda, the advocacy officer at FIDA Mercy Munduru said, ''The future of the country is at stake as the traffickers have targeted the children and yet they are the future generation of the country.''

According to Uganda police and human trafficking department chief, Moses Binoga, child trafficking in Uganda has been on the rise but police are doing all they can to stop it.

Child rights group official, Stanley Badida said, ''Each year, hundreds of Ugandan children are trafficked illegally both within the country and outside the country. It is not easy to come up with the exact figure of children traffikced because not all cases are reported to police or our organizations.''

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He said that some children are brought to Kampala by some people who later make them beg on the streets.

''Children as young as two years are made to beg in Kampala. That is terrible,'' he said.

He added that some Ugandan children are reportedly illegally adopted and taken to Europe and Asia where they are turned into sex slaves.

However, the chairperson of the parliamentary forum on children who is also the Namutumba woman member of parliament, Florence Mutyabule called upon parliament to expediate the ratification of Paremo protocol to address illegal adoptions.

The protocol empowers government to collect all children who have been adopted in other countries and subjected to labor and sexual exploitation.

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