According to statistics collected by the Regional Child and Family Protection Unit, the number of registered cases has increased from 35 in the last financial year 2019/2020 to 81 as of the end of May 2021. With the numbers expected to go higher before the end of June 2021.
Most of the commercial farms are owned by Indians and are found in Lungulu, Got Apwoyo and Latoro sub counties. Those implicated are Oola lolim farm, Fol farm, Amatheon Agri, Pinacle farm, Delight Uganda Limited, Vineyak Agro Farm Ltd and Rigil Agrotech Ltd among others.
Bruno Muwuluzi, a student from Uplands High School, said that some of their colleagues on streets come from poverty stricken families and distant areas where they are offered to buyers by their parents under the pretext of finding jobs for them.