Prosecute people who display pornographic material on streets
Posted Thursday, January 10 2013 at 02:00
I appeal to all Ugandans to join hands and protect children against abuse, a vice that was rampant in the just concluded year.
As much as government has put in place administrative measures to combat child abuse cases, our children are still grossly being abused, sexually exploited, trafficked, engaged in worst forms of child labour, among others. Another nasty vice that our children are being exposed to is pornographic materials which are publicly displayed in the city in form of print media and video discs with nude pictures.
According to the Law (Police Act, Cap 303, sect 31), the police are empowered to institute criminal proceedings to persons suspected of wrongdoing. For instance, in Section 27, the police can make arrests in line with cases involving trafficking of children and pornography. Given the increasing rate of display of pornographic materials on the streets of Kampala, police should initiate criminal proceedings and carry out arrests of people who display pornographic items to the public.
The Police have the right to arrest those displaying pornographic material in public, more so, selling them on verandahs thus exposing our children to pornography! The Law against pornography must be applied.