Why U.S. resistance to the proposed ban on second hand clothes is a danger to our future prosperity
On August 17, Daily Monitor published an article titled “US envoy warns on ban of second hand clothes.” The U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac, made the warning during a “courtesy call” on our Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga. Malac warned that a ban on second hand clothes would jeopardise Uganda’s benefits from AGOA. Never mind that this decision was adopted by regional heads of state as part of the East African Industrialisation Policy.