How minors are exploited, abused on Nwoya farms

Shelter. Some of the child labourers in their housing facility at Vineyak Agro Farm Ltd in Alingiri Village, Nyamokino Parish, Nwoya District. Inset is Agnes Aloyo (not real name) one of the children employed at the farm. PHOTO BY JULIUS OCUNGI

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  • Ms Agnes Akello Ebong, the Nwoya Resident District Commissioner, said they will intensify a crackdown on the employment of children in commercial farms, adding that they would not hesitate to arrest farm managers engaging in the act.

Nwoya. After nearly one and a half hours of driving on a dusty murram road from Nwoya District headquarters, we arrive at Rigil Agro Tech Uganda Ltd Union Farm, one of the many Indian owned commercial farms in Leb Ngec, Lungulu Sub-county.
It’s a sunny Monday and the sight of vast ploughed land that stretches for several kilometres beautifully catches one’s attention.

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