Kampala woman member of parliament Nabilah Naggayi Sempala on Tuesday called on the government to step up efforts to wipe out and deal with the problem of drug trafficking in the country.
This comes days after a report by a delegation of Ugandan MPs to China revealed that 46 Ugandan inmates on death row or life imprisonment are languishing in Chinese Prisons.
Half of them are women majority of whom are from Central Region.
The report further reveals that an additional four on top of the 46 are dead and awaiting cremation because the authorities give a maximum of 21 days to the loved ones of these dead prisoners to pick up the bodies.
The minimum sentence for the “lucky” ones is 15 years.
Nabilah appealed to Government and Parliament to come together and support the efforts to stamp this problem out and support the embassies in order for them to give more consular support to Ugandan prisoners or Ugandans, who find themselves not only in prisons but in whatever difficulties in the host countries.