Today, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has commemorated the International Day of the Girl Child under the theme; “Digital generation. Our generation” .
“Let us use this day to strategize better on how to augment our social protection programs for empowering the Girl child through SDG 5,” said Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago on Monday.
“As we continue to appreciate the new normal owed to the Covid-19 pandemic and its associated whims, let us embrace the digital platforms to address the disproportional burden of poverty, insufficient social services, exploitation and/or abuse including social and economic exclusion of the girl child,” he added.
This year’s theme is a clarion call to the regime to lift the ban on Facebook and other social media platforms as these can be utilized by the Girl child to ply various merchandise, Lukwago noted.