While appearing before the Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Thursday, James Ebitu the Ministry’s Acting Permanent Secretary, said they had not received any funds that were allocated by Parliament.
The Archbishop of Gulu Diocese Dr John Baptist Odama has dedicated St. Monica Vocational Training Center and Daniel Comboni Vocational Training Institute for sheltering and rehabilitation of the children.
Passengers got concerned after seeing the children traveling a long distance without a guardian on the bus. Some of the children started crying of hunger as they saw other passengers eating while others lied on the bus corridor helplessly, all the way to Kampala.
Thirteen children aged between 5 to 15 years had been intercepted from Arapai Market in Soroti aboard a taxi registration number UBB 455D. Later, three parents were arrested by police and charged with aggravated human trafficking.
Hellen Rose Abeso was three weeks ago attacked by a businessman James Olobo alias Dubai in her shop in Soroti town. According to Abeso, during the scuffle, she lost 25 Million Shillings which she had kept inside the shop.
Street-connected children in Kampala have reported mistreatment by city authorities and Uganda Police Force. More than 700 street children living in Katwe and Kisenyi slums on Thursday gathered in Kampala for the International Day of the Street Child. The day was characterised with processions in slums and dinning with NGO officials as well as receiving medical checkups from health workers.
A man identified as Peter Okwii, working with an organization branded as Street Kids Foundation, led the drive in which the parents were asked to pay at least shs 80,000 for each of their children, who would then be registered as orphans or street kids in order to benefit from the scholarship.