â€œSex slavery started in Kampala and has spread to other parts of the country. Some people have even started exporting the sex workers to other countries,â€ Masiko said.
Masiko was speaking at a workshop organised by Action for Development, an NGO, on empowering local council women leaders during the era of multiparty politics at Hotel Riverside in Rukungiri district. â€œWe should not concentrate on politics only when a girl child is suffering as a sex slave. It is absurd to hear that most of the people who are selling our girls are women who are supposed to protect the dignity of the girl child,â€ Masiko noted.
She said some people in the district had hired girls to work as waitresses, whom they later offered to their customers for their sexual pleasure at a cost.
â€œThese people earn a lot of money and yet they pay the girls peanuts,â€ she added. The MP said she had tabled a private members Bill on human trafficking and that once it is enacted, the people engaged in prostitution and human sacrifice would face the law.
MP Masiko warns on sex slavery