KAMPALA- The most Rev Dr Samuel Stephen Kaziimba Mugalu Ugandan Anglican bishop has expressed concern over the increasing number of street children in Kampala city.
Kaziimba made his remarks during end of year prayers where he tasked authorities to investigate people responsible for bringing children on streets to start begging.
“I am concerned that teenagers on streets are impregnated and made to beg with fellow children, this must come to and end”
Kazimba further asked the government to ensure that the school children who have spent over 2 years at their homes due to the lockdown be counseled and helped to get back on their feet.
He revealed that the children have faced serious challenges such as being raped while others were enticed by selfish people trying to fulfill their selfish desires.
Dr. Kazimba added that many of these girls have got trauma that they need special considerations at school to cope up with studies since most of them could have been raped or convinced by ill mannered men whose intention was to quench their selfish sexual lusts to destroy their future.
Kazimba further urges the education ministry to engage private school owners to ensure that there is no hiking of schools fees since most of the parents are still nursing the economic effects of Covid-19 which could affect several children from missing out on the next reopening.
Kazimba also called for forgiveness among Ugandans.
Kampala Capital City Authority- KCCA Executive Director Ms Dorothy Kisaka recently appearing before the Parliamentary Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development headed by Hon Flavia Kabahenda noted that KCCA is taking use of 3 Billion allocated for rehabilitation, removal, tracing and resettlement of Karimojong children on the streets of Kampala.