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Porn detector machine to arrive soon – Minister Lokodo

The Ethics and Integrity minister Rev Fr. Simon Lokodo has revealed that soon a pornography detector will arrive in the country to detect deleted or current pornographic materials stored on people's computers. 

Addressing the press today at Uganda media centre, Lokodo said funds for the pornography machine have already been approved.

Word in the corridor is that the machine will cost $88,000 (about Shs 318 million). Lokodo also revealed that a Pornography Control Committee (PCC) has today been operationalised and the inauguration ceremony conducted at the Directorate for Ethics & Integrity.

According to the minister, the PCC has been allocated Shs 2 billion and is made up of; a chairperson, a distinguished practicing advocate nominated by the Uganda Law Society, five representatives from the media, publishing house, art and entertainment industry.

Other representatives will be from the education professionals and another from the health sector. Cultural leaders and religious leaders will also have a member each on the PCC.

“Comrades, we all know that pornography is one of the deadliest moral diseases in this country. This is evidenced by the various reports in all media platforms.

The display, sale and circulation of pornographic images in the print and electronic media is one of the key reasons we have escalating cases of drug abuse among youths, incest, teenage pregnancy and abortion, homosexuality and lesbianism and defilement.

Sex tease shows commonly known as bimansulo are on the rise in major urban centers in the country, exposing youths to risky lifestyles and thus resulting into STDs, HIV/AIDS and other health related illnesses”, said Lokodo in a statement.

“I am also made to know that majority of office going people spend much of their time downloading and watching pornographic material. This is more confirmation that pornography is now eroding Uganda’s human resource… and this will in turn hinder the achievement of our vision of; 'A Transformed Ugandan Society from a Peasant to a Modern and Prosperous Country'. I am very optimistic that the PCC inaugurated today will take us a long way in addressing this challenge. ”

For one to be a member of the PCC; they have to be of sound mind, have high moral character and proven integrity and must also have a minimum of not less than 10 years’ experience in law, theology, information communication and technology, journalism, psychiatry or counseling. law, theology, information communication and technology, journalism, psychiatry or counseling.

The PCC is tasked

To take all necessary measures to ensure early detection and prohibition of pornography;

To ensure that the perpetrators of pornography are apprehended and prosecuted;

To collect and destroy pornographic objects or materials with the assistance of the police;

To educate and sensitise the public about the dangers of pornography;

To promote the rehabilitation of individuals, groups, families or communities affected by pornography

To expedite the development or acquisition and installation of effective protective software in electronic equipment such as computers, mobile phones and televisions for the detection and suppression of pornography;

To promote appropriate educational materials against pornography in the school curriculum in consultation with the government;

To promote and coordinate local and international collaboration in the fight against pornography .

Comments

+3 #1 wazza 2017-08-28 13:42
Useless minister! he thinks issues of morals are only limited to porn and dress code, as corruption reaches unbearable proportions.

Useless man you are!
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+1 #2 douglas 2017-08-28 14:05
this man lukoda other than doing meaningful things for the country your buying nonsense,take for example the cancer machine , i cant believe who authorized that money,
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+1 #3 WADADA rogers 2017-08-28 14:18
I have failed to have any repesct for this fellow, of all things, why not another cancer machine
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+1 #4 Denis 2017-08-28 16:09
Lokodo is a usless man completely and also. Never talks about corruption.

With him it's sex sex sex. The man is obsessed with anything sexual. His sick and needs help.
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+1 #5 WADADA rogers 2017-08-28 21:05
Instead of buying a porn machine, this guy should consider contracting and IT expert to block any pornographic materials form being accessed in Uganda.

We certainly appreciate his Catholic background of being a priest but I dont know why this minister thinks porn is the worst thing to happen to Ugandan.

I dont think the machine can detect porn watching the entire country.

I dont think the machine can detect my porn movie that i buy on a cd and watch in my dvd player. This guy should stop wanking.
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0 #6 Lysol 2017-08-29 00:04
It's a complete waste of taxpayers' money.

Will the software be installed on all the private computers in the country?

The software isn't sophisticated enough to infiltrate encrypted partitions, for example. In other words, if a suspected porn fiend knows their way around a computer, you might have a tough time uncovering their collection.

Even China which heavily sensors it's internet has failed.
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0 #7 Mukiibi Watson 2017-08-29 08:29
Jesus who plans for Uganda? we need basics first.

Kids don't even have vaccines to immunize measles in Lyatondde Masaka, we do not have enough hosipital beds and someone is buying a porn Machine? Bravo!
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