Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development says the waiver in fees will only be applicable for Middle East countries that Uganda has signed bilateral agreements with. Currently, Uganda has signed agreements with only Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Uganda is yet to sign agreements of the same nature with Qatar next month, followed by the United Arab Emirates in the near future.
Police in Lwengo is holding the Imam of Buzinga mosque and two others in connection with child-trafficking. Sheikh JamadahIga, the imam of Buzinga mosque in Lwengo sub county, is being held with Robert Kato and Theopista Nabbanja. The two are said to be his accomplices.
Muhumuza, in police custody, admitted he had been trying to sell off his 18 month-old son in order to raise school fees for his other five children. He wanted to be able to send the children to school at the beginning of the new term that started on Monday, 4th February.
Police in Nebbi have arrested three people for alleged involvement in child trafficking. Joyce Atim, Pauline Nyamungu and Omwon Goffine, all residents of Nebbi town were arrested after two children went missing in Kampala.