By Emmanuel Mungufeni

Religious leaders and government officials have expressed concern on signs of child trafficking that could become a serious crime incase nothing is done.

The retiring Archbishop of the church of Uganda Stanley Ntagali in his farewell message appealed to government to ensure the safety of children through providing proper health and education services.

Worthy to note is that child traffickers often take advantage of children in need of support through education aids and lure them into travelling abroad where they end up providing labor to businesses, homes or worse still criminal activities.

Although the annual police report indicates that cases of child trafficking are limited in the region, the Resident District Commissioner Arua Nahori Oya refers to it as a modern form of slavery that degrades humanity and is punishable by law. End