Uganda: Upsurge in Cases of Child Trafficking Leaves Authorities Worried

Salmah Namwanje - AllAfrica

Agencies in charge of fighting human trafficking have expressed concern over the increase of the vice in the country saying children are the most affected.

According to Agnes Igoye, the Deputy National Coordinator Prevention of Trafficking in Persons at the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control, in 2021 they received 421 incidents that had 1,000 victims involved.

Out of the cases reported, 30 were successfully investigated and culprits were charged and convicted under the Prevention of Trafficking Act.