The truth is we failed out kids in Uganda and the other countries where little kids were abducted and forced to kill others. Am I making an excuse for them? NEVER. I am just asking you to put yourself in the shoes of their parents. OMG, if my little Mini were ever abducted, I would burn the whole world to find her. The parents of these kids had nothing, no choice, no help, no authority to go to. They woke up with their kids missing. To condemn the parents or the now returning grown men and women who were abducted on their way to fetch water or fire wood is a very big mistake.
I have read about truth and reconciliation. My question is, who is in charge of the psychological trauma that these people lived through? I expect an answer or an explanation. A child of 7,8,9,10 not even 16yrs is mature enough to make independent decisions.
Set up a strong system to help our returning people to return to their families and communities. While doing that, set up an elder's support committee as they are the ones who have the families of the returnees and the ones who are now returning.
For God and My Country
Born and Raised in Uganda (Bududa District)
Martha Leah Zesaguli (Nangalama)
BELIEVE! I wept because I had no shoes until I saw a man who had no feet." Ancient Persian saying I am a Social Justice and Human Rights Activist. Find me on Face Book. All my opinions are mine and do not reflect on any employer or organisation.
ps: You can read more about child soldiers on wikipedia OR even a plain Google search with the key words of "Child Soldiers Africa".