Uganda Commemorates International Day Against Human Trafficking
Uganda has today 30th July joined the rest of the world to commemorate the international day against trafficking in Persons.
The commemoration convened by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Coalition of Civil Society against trafficking in Persons has seen the government of Uganda launching both National action plan for prevention of trafficking in Persons in Uganda and the National referral guidelines for management of Victims of trafficking in Persons in Uganda.
During commemorations, Rosa Malango, the United Nations country representative has cited increasing levels of poverty and unemployment as major factors fueling trafficking in person especially in Uganda hence calling upon the government to address the two problems.
Speaking at the same event, Minister For internal affairs Obiga Kania says the government of Uganda is cognizant with challenges posed by trafficking in Persons and is working to end the practice .
He says through implementation of the launched action plan and guidelines, the culprits of this organized crime will be dealt with.
He notes that key implementation stake holders behave been already identified.