By Kampala Post Reporter
KAMPALA. Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander CP. Moses Kafeero Kabugo has warned of stringent action on any one found distributing pornographic videos or any related content.
He was meeting members of the Uganda Film Producers Association and movie vendors in Kampala Metropolitan area.
Mr Kafeero asked the public to desist from circulation and consumption of pornographic material whether on social media or via the traditional electronic and print media or in any other form.
"We have to make it clear that this is not the direction we believe our society should be going and the outcome of not addressing these effects is likely to result into a higher number of victims of serious sexual crime," he said.
In the fight against pornography in the country, various laws have been passed like the Anti-Pornography Act and various taskforce groups like the Pornographic Control Committee.
The nine member Pornographic Control Committee was created by the Minister of Ethics and Integrity Hon. Fr. Simon Lokodo.
The committee is chaired by Dr. Annet Kezaabu Kasimbazi with other members like Pastor Martin Sempa of Makerere Community Church.
The Pornographic Control Committee is tasked with ensuring early detection and prohibition of pornography, apprehension and prosecution of perpetrators, collection and destroying of pornographic materials and objects, promoting the rehabilitation of individuals affected by pornography, among others.
CP. Kafeero pledged mass sensitisation of those dealers in filming industry to avoid operational mistakes and called upon whoever has phonographic materials to hand them over to police before any operation is carried out.