An official from the African Commission on Human and People's Rights has asked government to give more attention to abused children in northern Uganda.
The Commissioner in charge of promotional activities in Uganda, Mumba Malila, said that government has left the work of rehabilitation of most formerly abducted children in Northern Uganda to Non- Governmental Organisations.
Over 30,000 children in Northern Uganda have been abducted by the rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army, according to the Human Rights Watch.
Malila was heading the mission, which spent the last one week touring diffrent parts of the country assessing the implementation of the African Human Rights Charter, which Uganda signed in 1986.
He said there was dire need for government programs to follow up the children to ensure that they fully recover from trauma.
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Malila also said that the Uganda army officials accepted the existence of safe houses but denied torture of detainees. He explained that the army officials said that although safe houses have been closed, in the past they were used to detain terror suspects in order to stop them from communicating with other collaborators.
Malila said that mission didn't have enough time to look into the matter but it will bring it up at the next African Commission meeting due in November in Gambia.
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Malila also met the Leader of the Opposition, Professor Ogenga Latigo, the Chief Justice, Benjamin Odoki, non government organisations dealing with human rights and Minister of Defense, Crispus Kiyonga.