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Child Rights Activists Call For Increased Budgeting For Child Protection

Bethel | 95timefm


A section of child rights activists have tasked government to increase the annual budget for child protection from Shs6 billion to at least Shs14 billion.

Speaking at a dissemination workshop for the budget analysis report on Child Protection in Uganda in Kampala, the executive director of Africhild, Mr Timothy Opobo, said the limited funds were hindering implementation of programmes aimed at ensuring safety of children in the country.

He added that the country needs to deal with the rampant cases of child abuse, including sexual and physical abuse, child labour, trafficking and early marriages.

Speaking at the same function, the chairperson of Uganda Women Parliamentary, Ms Sarah Opendi, said child protection should be among the priorities that the executive should focus on.