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The committee Chairperson Dr. Annette Kezaabu speaking to media on Sunday. Photo by James Bariyo.

We Lack Machine to Control Pornography - Anti Porn Committee

The committee Chairperson Dr. Annette Kezaabu noted that on matters of the budget, they have received numerous blocks of parliamentarians saying that this money will be a waste resource to the country.
posted onMarch 12, 2018
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By James Bariyo

The Pornography Control Committee (PCC) has said that it is lacking a machine to detect pornography in the country.

This was revealed by the committee during a press conference held at lake view Hotel on Sunday.

The director for ethics and religious affairs Rev Can. Aaron Mwesigye said that money to buy a machine used for detecting the pornographic material in the country has not yet been procured.

He added that for the machine to be operated, it needs trained personnel to determine the data management system and track pornographic activities which is not yet enforced.

 “Tracking must be done by a trained and a technical person but there is no training and recruitment done yet for technical people,” said Rev Can. Mwesigye.

He estimates the cost of the machine to be around Shs2billion.

Rev. Mwesigye however noted that the machine will face a challenge in solving the matter of pornography with in the country since it can easily be manipulated by computer wizards in the E-era.

The committee Chairperson Dr. Annette Kezaabu said that on matters of the budget, they have received numerous blocks of parliamentarians saying that this money will be a waste resource to the country.

She revealed that they are starting with sensitizing and educating the masses about the dangers and effects of pornography before blocking the pornographic materials in the country.

Dr. Kezaabu noted that pornography has been on the increase because there was no law guiding Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) to block such pornographic videos on TV stations, articles in tabloids and on internet.

“We will  collaborate with UCC to block some of the TV soaps, UCC was reluctant about the venom because there was no law against it; but government has played a key role in enacting a law in place and establishing a control committee on anti pornography,” she said.

The appointed committee for 5years has only spent 6 months in office since it's inauguration in August last year mandated to work within the framework of the Anti Pornography Act.

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