Paul Mugisa, a rehabilitation expert in Kampala says the country is faced with the challenge of drug abuse but the hidden problem has not yet been addressed by the government which spends a lot on treatment costs.
According to rehabilitation expert, Richard Muhangi of Recovery Solutions Treatment and Counseling Centre in Kampala, many teenagers are struggling with substance use in communities, homes and schools. He said that 53 per cent of admissions at the centre are persons aged between 17 and 22 who are addicted to substances.
Michael Kisitu, the coordinator of the project International Organization for Migration told the meeting that the project is intended at boosting trust between slum communities and police to exchange ideas on preventing radicalization and strengthening stability to fight crimes such as terrorism.
Preliminary police investigations show that Mugaga started defiling the minor before he decided to rent for her a house in Nyendo, a suburb of Masaka town where she was found following her disappearance from her parents home for days.
Preliminary information obtained by our reporter shows that the former School cook, Bosco Ntashutihimana stormed the school on Monday with a machete and hacked Olupot who was moving around the compound. Olupot sustained deep cuts on the head and back.
Appearing before the committee, Professor Elly Katunguka, the Vice-chancellor Kyambogo University said the major problem leading to sexual harassment is the fact that girls in the University are not adequately supported by their parents, leading them to seek support from men.
He said government will plan for the youths whose parents failed to plan for to help them overcome the unemployment problem. Some parents didnt plan well for their children. They have no job, no property and no capital.
Seera told our reporter on her sick bed at Bududa hospital that unidentified man attacked her at around 9pm on Monday night as she was heading to the neighboring Nabutsiba village in Bumwalukani parish in Bulucheke Sub County.
Police has found at least 19 sticks of marijuana on the body of a Makerere University student who was found dead in the early hours of Monday. The body of Jonathan Rwothnga, a final year law student who was due to graduate in January 2017, was found near the universitys main gate.
Drugs that are commonly abused in Uganda include; alcohol, marijuana, and khat (mairungi). While these are locally produced, the report also indicates an increase in the use of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines.