Lyantonde Resident District Commissioner has warned residents against employing children to trap and vend grasshoppers.
Suleiman Tuguragara Matojo sounded the warning during a security meeting held at his office.
He says the practice that is wide spread in the area has greatly affected children’s education and physical growth.
Matojo says that his office has received several complaints over children that are engaged in vending grasshoppers warning that those caught risk being arrested.
Allan Kabwami, the chairperson of grasshopper dealers in Lyantonde district has dismissed claims saying that their laws are strict on allowing children into the business.
He has however, promised to help police in arresting people that employ children because it is against their law.