Interpol toughens on agencies selling off Ugandan girls


Interpol Uganda has issued tough guidelines for agencies that sell off Ugandan girls as maids and prostitutes abroad.

The agencies, according to Interpol boss, AIGP Asan Kasingye, are now required to sign agreements with Interpol before exporting people out of Uganda.

Following the news of how girls who are being trafficked to Saudi Arabia are being sexually abused and forced into marriages and prostitution, since their migration documents are taken from them so as to make sure they will not escape, about 40 passports were found at the offices of one of companies that traffic the girls.

Police has arrested a Kenyan national, Khalima Abdallah, the owner of Supreme Security and Turkey Biz Solutions, on suspicion of human trafficking.

According to Police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, preliminary investigations show that some recruitment agencies connive with some people in South Arabia in search of female immigrants for sexual abuse.

Interpol Uganda Director AIGP Asan Kasingye has thus set new guidelines for companies sending Ugandan girls to work abroad.

According to Kasingye, all companies should be registered by Interpol and give certificates, this will be to jobs other than domestic work.

“We shall require any body going out to sign an undertaking agreement with Interpol and agencies have to write to us so as to take responsibility of the people sent out of Uganda,” he said.

He also added that fail to do so will lead to suspension of the agency, and paying heavily.

“Now we require each company to give us letters for individuals if Ugandans go out without those certificates, the company will be held responsible.”




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