The UN Fund for Population Activities Country Representative in Uganda Alain Sibenaler, says children, girls and women should be empowered to have a say on whether to have sex or not, otherwise, there is no empowerment.
According to the head teacher of the school, Paul Francis Mugoya, before closure of schools in March by the President, he had 28 girls and 28 boys in P.7 but only 23 girls have since reported back to school with 5 of them missing. They have received reports from the community that the other P.7 learners that the five girls have since been married off after they were made pregnant. But the headteacher is grumbling because the girls' parents have remained silent about their daughters' fate.
Security personnel at Ngomoromo border checkpoint who sought anonymity for fear of reprisal said that the armed men invaded the Ugandan territory on Monday night and erected a roadblock at Lakolori, a kilometre from the previous checkpoint in Otwilo all territories on the Ugandan side.