June 24, 2024

Police warns public about hiring underage maids in their homes

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The Uganda Police force, has warned the public about hiring underage maids to work in tgeir homes.

However, the head of the Child and Family Affairs Unit at Ntinda Police Station, Ms. Suzan Ngolobe, has warned the public against employing underage maids.

Ms. Matembe told uncovered Ug News reporters that “we need to work with authorities to make sure that the culprits and the parents of the victim are cautioned and face the law because this affects their future and some of them get injured due to heavy duties.”.

Apparently, Speaking to the media while commemorating the 16 days of activism against gender-based violence (GBV) in Kampala yesterday, Ms. Ngolobe said there is a need to end child labor and abuse of children’s rights.

“We have embarked on working with communities to search for people hiring underage maids because we
I have realized many are suffering, but they do not know where to report, and even others end up getting injured, she added.

In conclusion, Ms. Alizabeth Ampairwe, the director of programs at the Forum for Women in Democracy, said the Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development should prioritize the recruitment of more staff in “the community-based services departments in local governments to at least 70 percent in the short term to reduce negative practices”.

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