At least 20 Ugandans lose their lives in local and cross-border trafficking cases. The young girls locally trafficked as housemaids, barmaids, and sexual workers have often been killed by their employers.
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The DPP observed that the methods of identification, investigation, and prosecution of trafficking persons in Uganda are relatively new, as anti-trafficking stakeholders push towards full implementation of the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons Act.
Bakita has since reportedly confessed to having planned together with her boyfriend a month ago, whose identities have been withheld, to sacrifice a female child to appease the gods, who would, in turn, award them wealth.
While delivering his judgement, Justice Wangututsi rejected Mpagi’s defense, saying it was full of blatant lies because the evidence tendered in court showed that upon his arrest, he led police to the dormitory where he would abuse the boys from.
Geoffrey Kambere, the Commissioner for Immigration Control says that because Uganda shares water bodies with some neighbours who are victims of instabilities, its nationals are often subjected to attacks, and sometimes kidnapped and trafficked to the neighbouring countries, will little or no help at all.
A few months into the contract, the young woman developed severe chest pain, signalling the beginning of her misery as she struggled to cope in a foreign land. She adds that during the time, she endured food deprivation, nonpayment of wages and psychological abuse.
In the petition, the association noted that there is an increasing number of Ugandans who have been trafficked to countries outside Uganda, where they are subjected to all forms of torture and turned into modern-day slaves. A number of Ugandans have lost their lives, allegedly as a result of inhumane and degrading treatment, especially in the middle east.
Addressing journalists at their party headquarters on Tuesday, the Jeema party spokesperson, Abdu-Noor Ssentongo Kyamundu, said there is need for government to increase funding to the three sectors. He said for instance government should allocate at least 10% of the budget to Agriculture because it employs more than 80% of Ugandans.