Officials and institutions involved in combating human trafficking were trained on the operations of human trafficking and called upon to come together and join the fight.
During the training session organized by the Ministry of Internal affairs at Imperial Hotel Kampala on 12 and 13 July, Eunice Kisembo the Public Relations Officer of the ministry says the ministry is mandated to combat and oversee human trafficking because the biggest problem we have is lack of sensitization, everybody should be sensitized because it this is a very serious problem and we cannot just look on as our people continue to suffer.
Stephen Kagoda the permanent secretary Ministry of Internal Affairs says human trafficking is threatening to become the most worrying crime at both global and the national level, “in Uganda, every week there are incidences of human trafficking but we want to control that, because we are mandated to do so,” he said.
Kagoda says the human traffickers devote a lot of resources towards the success of their operations because of the enormous profits they get out of it and the fight is incumbent on government, civil society, media, NGOs and the media to fight the vice and the government is willing to partner with committed organizations to combat the vice.
Dorah Mafabi the Program Manager for ABA ROLI says as an organization that was at the forefront to ensure that the human trafficking law 2009 is passed; the organization will continue to build capacity and provide technical help to those organizations willing to come on board to ensure that the vice in Uganda is no more.
“We want to build capacity of the National Task force members and other government officials who have an immediate role to play in enforcing the prevention of trafficking in persons act,” Mafabi says.
written by Gucci Outlet, July 16, 2012