Uganda: School Children Demand an End to Child Labour

School children have asked government to explain its commitment to end rampant child labour in the country. The children, in both primary and secondary schools, said despite several efforts and the laws in place, child labour has persisted, thereby posing dangers to their growth and health. “We are always abused. Is it right for children to work in construction companies? What solution do you have for those who employ children in bars and other places and what is government doing to such entrepreneurs?” Hamidu Kamoga, a secondary school student from Comprehensive College, Kitetikka in Wakiso District said.