Child labour a threat to future skilled manpower in Uganda. Case study of Makindye division Kampala

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Kampala international international: School Of Law
It is generally acknowledged that child labour exists in various sectors in Uganda and the nature, pattern and characteristics of the problem differs from one sector to the other. This research sought to establish factors promoting child labour, the effects of child labour towards the future of skilled manpower in Uganda and to evaluate the efficacy of child labour laws and the enforcement efforts currently in place. However the core objective of this study research aimed at examining whether child labour is a threat to the future skilled manpower in Uganda. Using a quantitative design, the magnitude and other dynamics of child labour, from the parent, employers and childrens perspective were analyzed. This was triangulated with other methods to gain an in depth descriptive account of the experiences of the child workers, prevalence of practices constituting child labour and perspectives of employers both employing children and those that do not. Study findings revealed that the phenomenon of child labuor is considerably big and requires urgent action. Children were the most preferred category of workers because they are easily influenced and manipulated at the age ranging from 5-15 years of age. The study revealed that the level of awareness on the problem of child labour and its implication on the future skilled man power was minimal among the children. Parents and some stakeholders. The finding showed that children work to earn wages, assist in family enterprise, and help in family chores while others were not interested in school. These children are mentally, physically, socially and morally affected. Most stakeholders were of the opinion that that child labour had a negative impact on education on future skilled manpower of the country. The major conclusion is that child labour is a threat to the future skilled man power of the country. This research recommended that the Government and Non-Governmental Organization should build a network focused on prevention and elimination of all forms of child labour.
A research submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of the degree of bachelor of laws of Kampala international university
Labour Law, Child labour a threat to future, Skilled manpower, Uganda