A draft report by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)has revealed glaring inequalities in the delivery of service in various sectors of the government.
The draft report was unveiled at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala yesterday.
While presenting the 319-page draft report, Evans Jemba, EOC Head of Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, said children with Albinism continue to be denied the right to education by both school heads and parents, yet they have the right to education like other children.
He said that they also found out that no female student has benefited from university loan scheme in the districts of Moyo, Nwoya, Moroto and Kaabong for the last five years.
For every 10 Ugandans, only 2 attend secondary education, while over 50 percent of children aged 6-12 years are not in school countrywide, the report noted.
In her opening remarks, the EOC chairperson Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi said: “We want every Ugandan to be fair and just by treating others equally and bringing everyone on board, in as far as socio-economic opportunities are concerned”.
She in addition cautioned government agencies charged with compensation of land owners in the Oil rich Albertine Region against discriminating residents, by taking advantage of their ignorance on laws governing land compensation.
The MP for PWDs, Alex Ndeezi, said district accounting officers should be held liable for violating the rights of marginalised groups and PWDs.
He added that this contravenes the 1995 Constitution and called upon the CAOs to pull up their socks.