NOW THAT SHE HAS ANNOUNCED HER RETIREMENT, PERHAPS SHE CAN REALLY BE A TRUE MINISTER FOR KARAMOJA. Karamjong must stop wasting resources. Karamojong kids who beg on the streets of Kampala ashame #Uganda. Karamoja is a region endowed with many resources. We disarmed the Karamojong. We had people die of starvation in Karamoja. Karamoja has more than 100 mining companies there. We land grabbed from Karamoja. Karamojong used to walk in the wild and pick up gold and earn a living. Karamojong lost their cattle after disarmament.======== DO YOU WANT ME TO CONTINUE? Karamojong child traffickers are very well known to the authorities but far too many people make money from this trade of taking kids to Kampala to sell charcoal, do hard labour, work as maids, beg on the streets, be sex slaves, etc.. DO YOU THINK THAT THE PEOPLE FROM KARAMOJA ARE STUPID? Lady, you want to make 200 kids walk 460 kilometers back to Karamoja, then you need to read. READ. It is good for your brain. OR else go find another hobby. BY THE WAY, UPE is supposed to be free so who is telling you that the kids have to pay sh. 2000 per term for an education? Your information source has loop holes in it. Take your walk to Parliament and State House or go kneel at the Shrine in Namugongo (which is not Kampala by the way) and beg for Jesus to return even after a Roman Catholic Priest lamented that Jesus ain't coming back. Stop the bandaid solution to problems which have root causes and you want to kill the weeds by cutting off the leaves instead of going to the roots, pulling them out and letting them dry and wither?
ON THE OTHER HAND, I SEE A BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY HERE. Hey people, let us line on the route with bottles of water, snacks, food, etc.. We can make a killing on 460 kms selling our goodies to these people who have no ears to hear or no voice to speak or choose not to do so.
Hundreds of Ugandans in the capital Kampala have started preparing for a looming 460km trek to the Northern Karamoja region.
The walk, estimated to take 16 days is being spearheaded by Dwelling Places; a Christian based NGO and is aimed at enticing thousands of Karamajong street children back to their villages.
Addressing the press today at Café Java, Rita Nkemba, the founder Dwelling Places, said the “Journey of Hope” running under the theme “Schools Not Streets,” is already generating a lot of support.
“This is journey of sacrifice and passion and it is walkable. We are borrowing a leaf from our Christian friends who have already hit the road from even further distances, for the June 3 Martyrs day celebrations in Kampala,” she said.
The Journey of hope she says aims at raising money to send 200 children to Lomaratoit primary school, where it costs as little as Shs 2000 per term for a child to get a normal education under government’s UPE”
The team that leaves Light the World Church, Nansana on the 31st May, expects to reach Lomaratoit village, Napak District on June 16, which coincides with the national celebrations to mark the day of the African child.
Speaking at the press briefing, the Napak Member of Parliament Achia Terence Naco, acknowledged the growing challenge of street children from the Karamoja sub region.
This the MP attributed to the grinding poverty back home and insecurity. .