Isaac Ssali, a counselor who led the fact finding mission, says several girls including university students go to the landing sites to get involved in sex trade to earn a living. He says some of the teenagers lie to their parents that they have gone to the university or abroad for work but end up on landing sites in the district to make money.
Glaser is the Director of Ssese Humanitarian Services, a German/Belgian humanitarian initiative providing rehabilitation services to infected, affected, abused and violated girls in Kalangala district. The centre known among locals as Berys place also provides psychosocial care to victims of sexual related offenses.
The provisions for scheme of service for Human Resource Management issued on October 12 2012 stipulates that any promotional position in the Human resources cadres requires experience in the human resources field of three years at each level which the officers in question do not possess.
Some of the travelers led by Resty Nakawungu, the Mazinga Sub county Female LC V councilor told local officials at Kalangala district headquarters on Tuesday that they are unhappy with the way the boat operators load people and cargo, which exposes them to danger.
In August this year, Soldiers under the UPDF marines fighting against illegal fishing led by Nathan Abaho exchanged fire with residents and SFC soldiers at Kabirango after the former had been denied access to the landing site to pick all illegal fishing materials.
A report by the district education department October 2016 indicates that 48 of the female school going children in Kalangala drop out in senior two. The average age of such children according to the report is at 14 years.
The councillors led by the Chairperson of the Social Services Committee of the District Council Grace Tushabe said they could not accept the construction of a four stance pit Latrine at Mazinga Primary School at a cost of 79 million shillings up from shillings 27 million that was first quoted in February 2017.
Kalangala, an island district on the shores of Lake Victoria is one that has attracted scores of NGOs providing HIV support services. They include Rakai Health Sciences Project, Kalangala Forum for People Living with HIV AIDS Network, Uganda Cares and Kalangala District NGO Forum.
The Kalangala District Chairperson, Willy Lugoloobi, one of those affected by the nonpayment, says the new payment system requires that each person on the government pay roll should have a supplier number generated by the Public Service Ministry.
At least 900 of the 2300 residents on Bufumira have migrated to the nearby sub counties of Bubeke in Kalangala District and Kituntu in Mpigi district. Sylvester Ssemugenyi, the LC I secretary Bufumira island, says currently no boat are allowed to fish.
Kalangala district has a total of 23 primary schools spread in nine out of the 63 habited islands. It has three secondary schools and two tertiary institutions. But with a population of 5,800 school going children, only 254 children are able to complete primary seven every year on average.
Among the guidelines, the farmers must obtain licenses before growing rice on any island within the District and, all rice growers must have secured land not within forest reserves and the buffer zones.