Prostitutes protest state ban on daytime sex


Sex workers have scoffed at the Minister of Ethics and Integrity Father Simon Lokodo for threatening them with a ban on commercial sex activities during day time.

Last week, Rev. Fr. Simon Lokodo vowed to deal with any culprit found in this kind of business.

Sex workers have now challenged the Ethics and Integrity Ministry to first define the boundaries between morality and immorality of sex.

Under their umbrella body Women’s Organisation Network for Human Rights Advocacy [WONETHA] sex workers are demanding equal representation in society just like other persons.

Sex work being an illegal practice, regulating commercial sex is accompanied with a hard decision of protecting rights of sex workers as well.

According to the WONETHA lawyer Justine Balya, prohibiting commercial sex workers from carrying on their activities deprives them of their right as any other human being.

Balya appeals to government to consider them in fundamental issues of stature like improvement of their health and social working conditions.

Lokodo also threatened hotel owners who will be found involved in day light commercial sex business.

He decried the act of people abandoning offices for daytime sex in lodges.


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