By Jumah Nsubuga
Children ambassadors under the umbrella children at Risk Action Network have petition parliament through the Uganda Parliamentary Forum on Children on different issues affecting their day to day lives.
The children from vulnerable schools and orphanage homes in Kampala want Government to have tough laws on child trafficking, as some orphanage centers are now trafficking children.
One of them, 12 year old Sarah Alison says that 31% of Ugandan children are involved in child labor working as domestic servants and street vendors which keeps them from school and put them at a risk of being abused by their employers and people on the street.
She has asked government to implement the laws and create awareness so that children’s rights are not violated.
Elsewhere African network for protection and prevention against child abuse and neglect (ANPPCAN) has demanded government to constitute a special inquiry to work on the rising cases of defilement in the country to strengthen mechanisms for preventing and responding to defilement.
ANPPCAN information officer, Marlon Agaba says that there is a need to constitute a special inquiry of defilement because this year ANPPCAN has received and supported 67 cases of defilement in 10 districts and last year responded to 742 cases.
ANPPCAN has also castigated to police for failing the process of arresting defilers and also loosing case files to such crimes.