Movie dealers in Uganda given two months to get rid of pornographic content

Movie dealers in Uganda given two months to get rid of pornographic content
Minister of State for Ethics & Integrity in the Office of the President of Uganda, Rev. Father Simon Lokodo

Film distributors have been given two months to dispose off pornographic content/material.

The ultimatum was issued by the Minister of Ethics and Integrity Rev. Father Simon Lokodo on Thursday 1st, August 2019.

Lokodo together with officials from Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) and the Pornographic Control Committee (PCC) were meeting video libraries, Cinema hall and video hall operators at UCC offices in Lugogo.

The meeting was meant to sensitize the operators about the dangers of pornography and the need to curb the vice in the country.

Lokodo warned producers and distributors of pornographic content that the law shall catch up with them if they do not abide.

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According to the Anti-Pornographic Act, it is illegal to produce, distribute or exhibit pornography.

Lokodo says that it is important to fight pornography because of the dangers it poses to society.

He decried moral degradation that penetrates society due to exposure to pornography and the difficulty it brings to parenting and career development.

He says the fight should be collective to include ordinary Ugandans who might not even be engaged in producing or distributing pornography but know someone engaged in pornography.

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As a sign of partnership to fight pornography, the Ministry, PCC, UCC and the operators set ablaze compact discs that had earlier been confiscated from different distributors and video hall operators.