Confessions: Gulu Sex Workers Migrate To S. Sudan Border


healing geneva; color: #222222;”>The female sex workers have mostly been stationed at bars like Buganda Pub, page Amigos night club, Gang Pa Oweka, Kasubi barracks, Limo and Pece suburb.

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However, they have decided to trade from other places around the region where they could get better payment and customers picking Elegu border post between Amuru and Nimule in South Sudan.

This border center is believed to have booming business that has stabilized in just five months.

According to Proscovia Aber, one of the ladies who left Gulu to trade in Elegu, even though they sleep on bamboo reeds and mud, money is easy to access.

“There are many businessmen, people travelling through the town and making Ush 350,000 in a night is not a dream.”

“Men in Gulu town can take you for the whole night for just Ush 15,000 but here in Elegu, we get that amount in just few minutes,” noted Aber.

However, accommodation in the busy town seems to be quite expensive for the ladies.

Sharon Opiyo, another sex worker told Chimpreports: “There is money in Elegu town because of the truck drivers who normally park at the checkpoints to enjoy the night, but food is very expensive in that the cheapest plate of rice and beans goes for Ush 3500.”

“We work for money here but feeding, renting and other expenses to make us look good require a lot of money,” she narrated.

Meanwhile, police and area authorities are set to arrest individuals considered as idle in the area as a security measure.

John Bosco Ochan, Chairman for Atiak Sub County where the Elegu border post on Uganda side falls under, told our Corp that a team of local leaders are in Elegu centre to meet the police to begin collecting data information on every household.

He said they will use the business data in the centre to determine those who have nothing to do and act upon them immediately.

“We shall use them information gathered from each household and whoever is found with nothing to-do will be arrested,” said Ochan.

However, police officers at Elegu Police station told Chimpreports they frequently register cases of women complaining of men who fail to pay them after sleeping with them.


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