FATHER DUMPS SON IN IBANDA
BY ELLY KARENZI
Ibanda district officer in charge of child and family protection unit has advised the people who can not manage to provide the basic needs for their children to seek advise from the family planning organizations and experts so that their can produce the number of children they can afford to look after.
Sgt. Charles Bampabwire Kitiribiita said this following the increased cases of child neglect in Ibanda district. He was addressing some parents at Ibanda police headquarters yesterday who stormed his office hunting for their children who escape and go to town to look for employment as they claim that they are being harassed and mistreated by parents and even their guardians.
He said that of now, Ibanda police is stranded with one teenager Bruce Abaho aged 10 years from Nakawa Division in Kampala who was dropped in Ibanda by his father only identified as Robert. Abaho said that he came with his father from Nakawa and they were heading home,but could not explain the name of the village where they were travelling to as he had stayed for many years in Kampala.
Abaho told the police that his father called Robert alerted him to park few items like dressings, towel and tooth paste and soap from the bedroom in presence of his mother called Janet Asiimwe who is said have been born from Ibanda district ,but the names of the village was not disclosed to him. He said that he grew up in Nakawa division in Kampala where he also attended the nursery school at Calvary Primary School in P.2. He described to police that his father Robert is working as a car washer in Kitintale in Kampala.
.Abaho narrated that him and his father travelled in a Bus from Kampala up to Ibanda town, but his father told him that was going to buy cake and some soft drinks and disappeared as he could not be traced since Saturday. The boy who was shading tears said that it was his first time to travel from Kampala to up country and was shocked to learn that his own father has betrayed him.
The Officer in charge of child and family protection unit Mr. Bampabwire has called upon
parents to take care of their children as one way of reducing domestic