Towns
NGO bosses remanded over human trafficking
Publish Date: Jul 11, 2014
NGO bosses remanded over human trafficking
  • mail
  • img
newvision

By Emmanuel Luganda

BUGANDA Road Court has remanded three Non-Governmental Organization workers for allegedly trafficking a 19 year old girl to Abu Dhabi with purposes of labour and sexual exploitation. 

The accused are Ben Mayanja 30, (executive director), United Citizen Child Support Organization and a resident of Kisaasi, Joseph Wamala, (manager) a resident of Kirudu-Buziga, Makindye Division and Ruth Kayaga (social worker) residing in Namasuba-Kikajjo, all working with in the same organisation. 

The three were sent to Luzira Prison after pleading not guilty of the offence. 

Prosecution alleges that in April this year, the three under their NGO which takes care of needy children in Wandegeya in Kawempe Division, recruited and transported Juliana Mbabazi who was unemployed from Kampala to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates. 

They allegedly used road via Busia-Malaba-Kenya with purposes of labour exploitation contrary to Section 53(11) of the Prevention of Trafficking of Persons Act 2009.

The state prosecutor, Lillian Omara told court that the three duped Mbabazi that they had got her a job to work as a cashier in a supermarket.

But to her surprise on landing in Abu Dhabi, she was forced into selling sex after confiscating her passport amidst threats.

“She was confined in a room and ordered to serve two men with sex on top of doing casual work,” Omara noted.  

The three face charges of trafficking of persons with purposes of sexual exploitation.  

Buganda Road court magistrate Lillian Bucyana remanded that three and adjourned the case to July 21.

Related stories

Child trafficking: Our reporter almost sold a baby

Uganda a human trafficking harbor

Human trafficking 'still a challenge'

The statements, comments, or opinions expressed through the use of New Vision Online are those of their respective authors, who are solely responsible for them, and do not necessarily represent the views held by the staff and management of New Vision Online.

New Vision Online reserves the right to moderate, publish or delete a post without warning or consultation with the author.Find out why we moderate comments. For any questions please contact digital@newvision.co.ug

  • mail
  • img
blog comments powered by Disqus
Also In This Section
Road Fund managers blamed for sh12b loss
MPs have faulted the Uganda Road Fund (URF) managers over sh12b which could not be accounted for....
MTN Marathon in pictures
Despite the rain, the MTN Marathon took place with a huge turnout for the event. It was a time particularly for selfies!...
Man electrocuted while catching grasshoppers
A 25-year-old man has died by electrocution as he trapped grasshoppers in Kagadi town, Kibaale district....
Week-long floods cut off Mubende roads
Floods caused by heavy rains have cut off three main roads in Mubende district, paralyzing transport for over a week....
Banana beer: has tonto lost the war?
Who ever imagined that one day, in western Uganda, Christmas would come and go without tonto in every home?...
Uganda has enough vaccines - NMS
The National Medical Stores has clarified that Uganda has adequate supplies of the BCG vaccine....
Should Govt lease parts of Lake Victoria to private developers?
Its Ok
No Way
Not Sure
follow us
subscribe to our news letter