According to the Mubende district community development officer Maria Ndagire, they are facing a challenge of a place where they can detain the children below the age of 18 years and most of the time, they are put in custody with the old inmates which she says is not good.
is looking for over 98 million Shillings to construct a juvenile centre and a
reception centre for children below the age of 18 years.
According to the Mubende district community development officer Maria Ndagire, they are
facing a challenge of a place where they can detain the children below the age
of 18 years and most of the time, they are put in custody with the old
inmates which she says is not good.
that they receive 6 to 10 cases of children who have committed different offences in a month but they do not have where to detain them from in Mubende district.
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Ndagire says that
this has forced them as a district to look for money so that they can
construct a juvenile and reception centre for the young children so
that they can separate them from the adults in cells, and that they got space
at Mubende police station.
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district probation officer Mariam Nagawa says that most of the children are
influenced by some old people to do the bad acts and others learn the bad acts
on televisions and start practising them. Also, too much domestic
violence has led to some children to run away and go to streets and start the
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that when they complete the construction of this Juvenile centre they are going
to use it to for counselling and helping the juveniles so they can lead good life and also reduce the rate of crime.
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Nagawa says that
they get a lot of cases of this nature during holidays when the children are
back from schools and that also in this period of covid cases are high.
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When The juvenile centre is constructed it will be the newest in the country after Fort Portal, Gulu, Naguru, Mbale and Kampiringisa a National