Mondo Kyateeka, the Commissioner of Youth and Children’s Affairs says that girls need to start reporting cases of cyber harassment through the line noting that all through the lockdown which involved school closures, they were receiving other cases such as sexual assault, incest and torture.
The Kabaka has said that at 59 years of independence, the leaders in Uganda should learn from history and uphold justice and exercise equity distribution of national resources to solve problems such as unemployment instead of indulging in corruption.
According to records from the probation office, more than 7,000 underage girls have been impregnated in the six districts of the Kigezi region during the COVID-19 lockdown. Kanungu has registered 1,401 cases, 71 in Rukiga, 2,628 in Kabale, 76 in Kisoro and 1,159 in Rubanda.
Omukat joined the group that dragged the government to court in 2010 over the losses incurred during turbulent times in Teso. But they are yet to receive compensation despite incurring more costs in the pursuit of justice. He says that on average, he has spent more than five million Shillings.
During the funeral, President Museveni made several pledges to the family. Bamuze’s son Ali Abdu Adaku Bamuze, says that six years down the road after the death of their father, the president is yet to fulfil the pledges he made at the burial of their late father, Bamuze on October 7th 2015 in Yumbe.
Suzan Opok Tumusiime, the Executive Director FAWEU told Uganda Radio Network in an interview that the report is part of a national study conducted in 25 districts to assess the impact of COVID-19 among girls and young women.