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Children in Acholi turn to stone crushing, sand mining

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several primary school children in the Acholi sub-region are working in stone quarries and sand mining businesses as schools remain closed. Schools were closed last week for 42 days following a surge in the number of covid-19 infections. The children aged between 10 to 16 …

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Ministry calls for collective responsibility to end child labour

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has called for collective responsibility to end child labour in the country. Aggrey Kibenge, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development says the country is not lacking laws and policies against child …

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Nwoya district investigating over 200 child labour cases

Nwoya, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nwoya district is investigating an estimated 248 cases of child labour. The investigations follow the increase in the number of child labourers according to statistics collected by different sub county Community Development Officers-CDOs. According to the CDOs, the children are ferried from other districts at night …

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Leaders in Kayunga raise red flag over persistent child labour

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders in Kayunga district have raised concern about the challenge of child labour. Following the closure of schools due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, children engaged in causal jobs that include sand mining, hawking, bricklaying, fishing and sugarcane cutting to earn income. Ramadan …

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Child labor cases worry Kapchorwa authorities

Kapchorwa, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kapchorwa district officials have raised a red flag on the increasing cases of child labour. The vice is common in Kaptanya, Tereyet and Kapusenda sub-counties and Kapchorwa municipality. Children are mainly involved in vending vegetables, firewood, fish and charcoal among others. Tina Cheptoek, the Senior …

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