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Mukwaya meets Oman officials over jobs, safety for Uganda’s migrant workers

Minister Mukwaya (middle) flanked by Oman and Ugandan officials in Geneva. PHOTO MIN OF GENDER S L

Geneva, Switzerland| MIN OF GENDER L SThe Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, Janat B. Mukwaya has met with  Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Abdullah al-Bakri, the Minister of Manpower of the Sultanate of Oman during which they discussed the creation of new opportunities for migrant workers and ensuring their safety.

This was on the side-lines of the ongoing 106th International Labour Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

The meeting was attended by Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr the Permanent Representative to Uganda’s Mission in Geneva and Pius Bigirimana the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.

During the meeting, both ministers underscored the importance of promoting safe migration including the promotion and protection of the rights of migrant workers.

Recognising that the Sultanate of Oman is recipient of Ugandan migrant workers, the two Ministers agreed on the need to establish bilateral cooperation in the area of employment.

It was accordingly agreed that a meeting on the employment of Ugandans in the Sultanate of Oman will be held soon between the two Ministers in Muscat, Oman at a date to be mutually agreed upon by the two Governments.

The meeting was part of a series of engagements the Ugandan delegation at the Labour Conference is making with various stakeholders to advocate for labour programmes and rights for Ugandan citizens.

The delegation is led by Minister Janat Mukwaya with Bigirimana as the alternate head.

The conference goes through this week during which Uganda is expected to assume its new seat as a Deputy Member to represent the East Africa Region in the Governing Body of the International Labour Organisation.

Uganda got elected to the position during the Second Specialized Technical Committee Meeting of the African Union on Social Development, Labour and Employment held in Algiers, Algeria in April.

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  1. The authorities in Saudi Arabia and in that peninsula are so brutal to Black Africans, they treat us as animals and barbarity in their populace is a norm. They have now started war on their own QATAR, they are so cruel to mankind that they need the West to trim them to size. AU should look out away to penalise them for crimes committed to African blacks!!

    • thats agood approach from uganda govt iwish uganda was like israel or rwanda, no country can dare dehumanise nationals of the above countries.for uganda we are a paper tiger.as long as we do business wth acountry torturing or killing our citizens we just look on! take an example of what happened to many of our nationals in south sudan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!it was not until afull blast war tht ugandans got evacuated!!!!i hav watched many videos clips of ugandans/africans beung tortured and butchered to death!!our embassies in the middle east and gulf need to tighten up.follow up every case and keep track of our nationals there.they should desist from small gifts and rutine offers from host countries bcoz tht will compromise their duties of fighting for the rights and diginity of our people.iwish tht 106th labour conference took place in saudi arabia.it should also noted tht as the minister lobbys for the rights our ugandans in middle east.we should also act as an example.how can another country protect the rights of ugandans yet worldwide weve turned out to b torturous to our own people!!nalufenya issues etc.people lets get serious.ipray tht ugandans here and abroad get respect and rights to diginity.for god and my country.ihv been to dubai,singapore,indonesia,malaysia,india among other countries.

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