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Byline: Philippa Croome
A parliamentary committee is investigating security companies suspected of exporting Ugandans into domestic and sexual slavery abroad amid mounting concern over the country's complicity in human trafficking.
The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development was tasked with the investigation on February 8, after a petition was tabled in Parliament by Elijah Okupa, the Kasilo County MP.
The resulting committee is expected to table its report in mid-March. The petition focuses on Uganda Veterans Development Ltd (UVDL) - the company accused of exporting 147 Ugandan women into Iraqi domestic slavery in 2009.
Although the …