By Stephen Wandera
MUTUNDWE, A list of prominent people suspected of human trafficking has been sent to Ministry of Internal Affairs for further investigation. According to State Minister for Youth Ms Nakiwala Kiyingi, the traffickers are responsible for ferrying Karamojong to urban centres to beg street children.
“I have handed Ministry of Internal Affairs a list of twenty three people responsible for human trafficking and their telephone contacts for the law to take its course. With the help of Internal Security Organization (ISO) my ministry (Gender, Labour and Social Development) has investigated these people and we have evidence,” she said.
There are 400 children in Nairobi, Kenya taken by these traffickers, said Ms Kiyingi during the Uganda North America Youth Development Association (UNAYDA) entrepreneurship day in Mutungo, Kampala Thursday February 28th, 2019. The vulnerable students from 58 districts at UNAYDA showed case what the students learned in mechanics, tailoring, hair dressing, driving and computer among others.
She further explained, “I have always committed myself to help the vulnerable children and I will always continue. At UNAYDA, we are trying to reunite broken families after the training. One of my students told me honorable minister as I leave this gate help me locate my mother. I do not know where to go.”
Mr Rajiv Ruparelia, on behalf of the Ruparelia Foundation, one of UNAYDA funders pledge to continue supporting the association.
“I will see how we can support your imitative. I have seen you exhibit saloon skills, I hope my wife will in future visit your parlors,” he said.
UNAYDA is also supported by Centenary Bank, Nation Television, Federation of Uganda Football Association, Kinyara Sugar. Ms Allen Ayebayebale, Corporate Affairs Manager, Centenary Bank handed over a donation of Shs5 million to Ms Kiyingi.