Isaac Lomuria Aletia, the Iriiri village LC I Chairperson, says waragi intake is very rampant but his effort to curb the consumption has been frustrated by police in the area. He claims that the police officers are always in touch with waragi dealers and inform them of their operations. Iriiri has a police check point that controls entry and exit to Karamoja.
Janet Akwang, the Project Manager of Child Protection with Cooperation and Development, an organization dealing with issues of Street children in Karamoja observes a need to apprehend people aiding street life in the suburbs of Kisenyi and Katwe in Kampala City, where most of the children go, as soon as they arrive in Kampala.
Thirteen children aged between 5 to 15 years had been intercepted from Arapai Market in Soroti aboard a taxi registration number UBB 455D. Later, three parents were arrested by police and charged with aggravated human trafficking.
Latest statistics from the African Network for the Prevention and Protection against Child Abuse and Neglect, ANPPCAN Uganda Chapter, indicate that the number of street children has increased in the country by 70 percent, from 4000 in 1993 to more than 10,000 in 2018.