A Pan African activitist has appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to intervene and pardon over 60 prostitutes who were remanded at Luzira last week for allegedly engaging in sex trade.
Peter Wankulu, the co-ordinator of the Organisation of African Unity Veterans, a Pan African organisation, said, in a two-page letter to the President, that the prostitues were forced into the sex trade by the hard economic conditions in the country.
Your Excellency, I hereby kindly appeal to you to intervene and
release the 60 women imprisoned recently for sex trade, Wankulu
I doubt highly whether so many women in Uganda would go public if
they had other alternatives and yet the economic situation is so
difficult, he added. Over 60 prostitutes were recently rounded up
by Kampala City Council enforcement officers recently from different
areas in the city. The police officers posed as clients, and later
drove them to the Police station, where they were arrested and later
charged in Buganda Road court.