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Children’s act of 1996 and Early childhood development policy to be forwarded to cabinet for approval


Report by Plan International

The commissioner children and youth, Mondo Kyateka, reveals that they are in the final stages of forwarding the reviewed Children’s act of 1996 and the early childhood development policy to cabinet for approval before the end of this year. Speaking at the launch of a report dubbed The unfinished business of girl’s rights by Plan International today in Kampala, as the world also prepares to mark the day of the girl child slated for 11th OctoberKyateka confirms that the law and policy are a step towards providing maximum protection to the girl child of this land from all sorts of abuses and dehumanizing acts performed against them by members of the community.

He further calls for massive investment from all stakeholders to the girl child since they greatly contribute to faster economic and social development of the nation. However, the country director, Plan Uganda, Fikru Abebe, calls on government and all stakeholders to invest in high quality education to keep the girl child in school as they also contribute to national and global development.

Meanwhile, one of the adolescent we happened to speak, to a one Nakyeyune Norah, highlights the huge problems girls go through which she says have hindered them from attaining success in life and further reminds the nation to treat them the same way they do boys.

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