Ugandan govt. begins hunt for porn users, sets aside $500 million

MALTA COMMONWEALTH MEETING

Ugandan Ethics Minister, Simon Lokodo, said on Tuesday that a committee to eradicate pornography in the country had started work.

Mr. Lokodo said the government blamed sexually explicit materials for everything, from drug abuse to homosexuality.

The minister said the nation would invest roughly 500 million dollars yearly to stop “one of the deadliest moral diseases in the country”.

Mr. Lokodo, a former Catholic priest, blamed porn for “escalating cases of drug abuse among youths, incest, teenage pregnancy and abortion, homosexuality and lesbianism and defilement.”

“The nine-member investigate team will be outfitted with “top-end gadgets” to monitor or intercept the downloading, watching, sharing or transmission of pornographic material.

“In addition, inspectors will be assigned to conduct on-the-spot checks for pornographic material.

“The team will also be supported by 30 to 40 technical and administrative staff and anyone caught distributing or using pornographic material would be handed over to the police,’’ the minister said.

(dpa/NAN)


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  • Amin

    correct. Nigerian government should consider doing same before situation go out of hand

  • M

    Another way to embezzle. If they have an IT ministry that monitors what happens at their main ISPs then it is easy to fish out defaulters. I think it is a way for them to start monitoring anti-government protestors and out them in prison.