Outrage As Ugandan Parents Sell Kids For Quick Cash

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While a law exists which provides for adoption of a child between the ages of 3 to 15, Mr Bwanika said the law was being abused by turning the country into a market place for young children.

“Family court today is the busiest court in the country as Ugandans take oaths denying parenthood and handing in their children to white people,” he said.

“At Entebbe Airport, virtually every white person that boards that plane leaves with a black child. This should be discouraged by government, Ugandans cannot keep selling their kids to unknown people.”

Bwanika added that the fact that foster parents have white skins, to many Ugandans, guarantees the child’s safety and well being which is untrue.


He noted that government through Parliament and ministry of Gender have a lot of action to take against this vice.

In January this year Justice and Order Sector (JLOS) with support from UNICEF moved to curb this unwarranted child adoption through plans to establish an Ombudsperson for children who would seek to promote their interests and rights.

Head of the Family Court Division Lady Justice Percy Tuhaise reiterated that the fate of Ugandan children adopted by foreigners was largely being ignored by government.

“There is absence of child rights activists during these inter-country adoption processes which hampers efforts to safeguard children’s welfare once in their foster families out of the country,” she said.

In the same vein Dr Bwanika said, if this was not curbed, the adopted kids once grown up could bring back home detestable behaviours like homosexuality.

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