In order to end the practice of child employment, on 17th April 2019 the Government of Uganda launched a National Strategic Plan to end child labor. Uganda also joined the Alliance 8.7, a coalition of 7 countries committed to accelerating target 8.7 at the 2030 sustainable development goals that seeks to reduce child labor in all its forms by 2025.
Employers were ably represented by the Federation of Uganda Employers at the launch. Amongst others present was the State Minister for Youth and Children Affairs who emphasized that anyone below the working age should remain in school.
As employers it’s a delight when the state intervenes in a cause against child labor. We are hopeful in addition to what we have been doing as a federation, this will accelerate our success in the fight against child labor.