By Moses Alinda
ARUA: Thirty six cases of missing children have been registered at Arua Central Police Station in the last five months.
The highest number was in January where sixteen cases were registered followed by April with ten cases, in May eight cases and February with two cases.
The West Nile Region Police Spokesperson Josephine Angucia asks parents to take their responsibilities of proper parenting because some of the children get lost because of corporal punishments, child labour which affects them among others.
She further says irresponsible parents have been on pot for increase of such cases in the community
‘’You find a child missing for two days but the parent is not aware whether the child is around or not,’’ Angucia said
She also attributed the increase in the vice to drug abuse of some of the parents.
The police spokesperson asserts that currently they are stuck with a three year old whose caretaker is identified as Harriet Abiko.
The child was picked from the bus which travelled from Kampala to Arua. The child is only identified as Joshua and only speaks Luganda.
Police urges members of the public to help in identification of the parents of the kid.
‘’A well-wisher noticed that the child was alone in the bus when they were on the way from Kampala to Arua. She decided to take care of the child and upon reaching Arua she took the child to Arua CPS,’’ Angucia said.
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