A Critical Examination Of Child Labour Protection Laws In Uganda: A Case Study Of W Akiso District

ABSTRACT

The study critically examined child labour protection laws in Uganda taking a case study of

wakiso District In Wakiso district, child labour is a major problem compromising future

generations and undermining human capital. It is estimated that over 28.4 per cent of all children

between the ages of five and 14 years are involved in child labour activities in Wakiso District. It

is an accepted fact that despite legislation, in Uganda the problem of child labour still persists.

In this study, a critical analysis of the legislation regulating child labour in Uganda was

undertaken, with the focus being on Wakiso district. This research aims at establishing why child

labour is a continuing problem in these Uganda despite laws that have been enacted to prevent it.

As is common in the promulgation of laws, lacunae emerge; therefore attention was given to

areas that have been overlooked by government. Weaknesses and gaps in these legislation were

identified as the reason for the legislation being ineffective when combating or reducing child

labour.

Therefore, the main purpose of this study was to investigate whether the continued prevalence of

child labour is due to oversight or the result of a wrong approach by governments when

legislation was drafted. For legislation to be implemented effectively it should be drafted

correctly and appropriately; failure to do so results in legislation not achieving its purpose.

Where gaps have been identified, realistic recommendations were made on how to correct these

problems to make the law work more effectively to combat child labour in Uganda

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APA

SHARON, N (2021). A Critical Examination Of Child Labour Protection Laws In Uganda: A Case Study Of W Akiso District. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-examination-of-child-labour-protection-laws-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-w-akiso-district

MLA 8th

SHARON, NABAGEREKA "A Critical Examination Of Child Labour Protection Laws In Uganda: A Case Study Of W Akiso District" Afribary. Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-examination-of-child-labour-protection-laws-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-w-akiso-district. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

MLA7

SHARON, NABAGEREKA . "A Critical Examination Of Child Labour Protection Laws In Uganda: A Case Study Of W Akiso District". Afribary, Afribary, 03 Jun. 2021. Web. 26 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-examination-of-child-labour-protection-laws-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-w-akiso-district >.

Chicago

SHARON, NABAGEREKA . "A Critical Examination Of Child Labour Protection Laws In Uganda: A Case Study Of W Akiso District" Afribary (2021). Accessed May 26, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/a-critical-examination-of-child-labour-protection-laws-in-uganda-a-case-study-of-w-akiso-district