Ed8cad65fd4b515ffef759d351b7363b63f7a817

ABSTRACT

Uganda has for long troubled with the problem of drug trafficking, which has resulted into an adopted habit of drug abuse As a result, the government enacted various laws to counter the drug trafficking and abuse problems that were growing like a summer time bush fire. Under these laws, it is prohibited for anyone to illegally possess, sell or use the drugs so classified as under international control.

With laws in place however, the problem of drug trafficking and abuse has only lived to see an increase, which has also been reflected in the increased rates of drug related crimes in

Uganda. The question on whether the legal and policy framework aimed at curbing drug trafficking and abuse in Uganda, led to this study: "a study on the influence of the legal and policy framework onto drug trajficldng and abuse in Uganda" under which an analysis of the

effectiveness and weaknesses in the government policy on combating drug trafficking and abuse was done. The achievements, challenges, and failures of the legal and policy

framework are looked at and recommendations are made in respect of the loopholes in the law which if addressed would help fight drug trafficking and abuse in Uganda.

The study finds that the reason as to why drug trafficking and abuse are on the increase in Uganda is because of the weak laws which are too lenient to the culp1its with the fines being very small in comparison to the amounts of drugs price value, and also the short jail terms.

It is therefore recommended that government should pass more stringent laws to counter drug trafficking and abuse in Uganda.



TABLE OF CONTENTS

DECLARATION ..................................................................i

APPROVAL. ..................................................................i

DEDICATION ...................................................................ii

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT ...................................................................iii

LIST OF FIGURES ................................................................. viii

ACRONYMS ..................................................................ix

ABSTRACT ................................................................ x

LO.CHAPTER ONE .............................................................1

1.1. General Introduction ..........................................................!

l .2. Definition of Key Terms ................................................................1

1.3. Back ground of the Study ................................................................2

1.4. Statement of the Problem ............................................................... 5

1.4.1. Drug Trafficking .................................................................5

1.5.0. Objectives of the Study ................................................................. 7

1.5 .1. General Objectives ................................................................. 7

1. 5.2. Specific objectives ..................................................................7

1.6.0. Significance of the Study ...............................................................7

1.7.0. Justification of the Study ............................................................ 8

1.8.0. Scope of the Study ...............................................................9

1. 8.1. Conceptual Scope ................................................................9

1.8.2. Geographical Scope ...........................................................10

1.8.3. Time Scope ..................................................................10

1.8.4. Chapterization ..................................................................10

1.9.0. Literature Review ................................................................ 11

1.9.1. Drug trafficking ...............................................................11

1.9.1. (i) Causes of Drug Trafficking ............................................................... 12

1.9 .1. (ii) Effects of Drug trafficking ..................................................................14

1.9.2. Drug Abuse ..................................................................15

1.9.2. (i) Factors contributing to increasing rates of drug abuse among youth ................. 17

1.9.2.(ii) Types of drugs commonly abused in Uganda ..................................................... 20

1.9.2.(iii) Effects of drug abuse .......................................................................................... 22

1.9.3. Threats posed by drug trafficking and abuse on society .................................. 26

2.0.CHAPTERTWO ...............................................................28

2.1.0. Research Methodology ..................................................................28

2.1.1. Introduction ................................................................28

2.2. Research Design .................................................................28

2.3. Population of the Study ............................................................28

2.4.0. Sample size and Sampling Techniques ...................................................................29

2.4.1. Sample size ................................................................29

2.4.2. Sampling Techniques ................................................................29

2.5.0. Data collection methods and instruments ................................................................ 29

2.5.1. Primary Sources .................................................................30

2.5.2. Secondary Sources ................................................................30

2.6.0. Quality control methods .................................................................30

2.6.1. Data analysis Techniques ..............................................................30

2.6.2. Ethical consideration ............................................................31

2.7. Limitations of the Study ..................................................................31

2.8. Instruments ................................................................32

3.0.CHAPTER THREE .................................................................33

3.1. An analysis of the legal and policy frame work of Uganda onto drug trafficking and

abuse ................................................................................................................................... 33

3.2. Challenges to the Legal and Policy framework in fighting Drug trafficking in

Uganda ................................................................. 40

4.0.CHAPTER FOUR .................................................................42

4.1.0. Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations ........................................................ .42

4.1.1. Findings .................................................................42

4.1.2. Conclusions ................................................................ 46

4.1.3. Recommendations ................................................................ 48

4.1.4. Suggestions for further research ..................................................................49

Bibliography ................................................................ 51

APPENDICES ................................................................. 53

Appendix (1 ) ..................................................................53

Questionnaire for the employees of the customs department Entebbe airport ......................... 53

Appendix ((II) ................................................................. 57

Questionnaire for the employees of the various government departments (police, / judiciary, /

ministry ofhealth) ................................................................. 57

Appendix (III) ................................................................ 61

Interview guide with elders, local council leaders, church leaders and members of the

society .................................................................. 61

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