Gulu City has dozens of hotspot areas across the 128 villages in Pece – Laroo and Bardege - Layibi Divisions that include Go-Down, Industrial Area, Kasubi, For God, Kirombe in Kabedopong, St. Mauritz Trading Centre, Unyama, Cuk Pa Atuku and Cenyjere are hideouts for the wrongdoers.
The commercial sex workers aged 14-18 years operate at Wanseko, Butiaba, Bugoigo, Kijangi, Kaiso, Ndaiga, Rwantale, Buseruka, Nkondo, Kiryatete, and Kahoora in the districts of Buliisa, Kikuube, Hoima and Kagadi. They charge between 10,000 to 15,000 shillings per night.
The six months campaign dubbed Return Enslaved Ugandan Girls intends to create awareness about the ills facing the labour exportation business, highlighting dangers and risks involved in foreign labour.
Wandwasi says that more than 20 percent of children living in urban centres in the district are currently involved in commercial sex. The vice is common in the trading centres of Busiu, Bugema, Munkaaga, Nkoma, and Nakaloke, located along the highway often used by long-distance truck drivers.
50 people were arrested in Mbarara by the Police during a New Year\'s Eve security sweep. Among those arrested were an expectant mother Rose Mary Ainembabazi and seven young girls. They were arrested in the Kizungu, Kakoba, Lugazi, Ruti suburbs and Mbarara town center for prostitution.
This initiative by Total E&P Uganda is geared towards accelerating the fight against HIV through creating awareness and provision of life skills training to sex workers, boda boda riders and youth in Pakwach town council, Nebbi district.
A Uganda Peopleâ€™s Defence Forces (UPDF) soldier is admitted at Iganga main hospital after being sprayed with chloroform by a sex worker at a lodge in Iganga town. The soldier was also robbed of two million shillings.
In 2013 at least 400 prostitutes were arrested and detained by Police in Bugiri district. The sex workers seem to have changed tactics in 2014. The sex workers in Bugiri now rent houses to use as lodges for their clients.
During her arrest, Florence Nalumaga told the Police that the babyâ€™s father Umar Sseremba, a motor vehicle mechanic, neglected her after delivery yet she had no money to buy milk and clothes for the baby. She also said that the baby was interfering with her business.
The children, who are all below sixteen years, were rounded up in the ongoing weeklong police operation in places that sex workers are suspected to be frequenting from in Gulu Central Business District.
The two year project, a joint venture between Mbale Municipal Council and the Alliance of Mayors and Municipal Leaders on HIV/AIDS, was launched on Wednesday to provide an alternative source of livelihood to prostitutes who abandon sex trade.