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Ugandans stranded in Middle East as companies close

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans working in the Middle East are among the millions of people stranded after companies temporarily closed down because of the outbreak of COVID -19. The governments in many Middle Eastern countries have ordered for mandatory shutdowns to slow down the spread of the …

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Authorised labor companies pinned for aiding traffickers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | While the Gender, Labor and Social Development Ministry encourages those seeking employment abroad to go through Labor export companies and verify with the ministry to establish if they are accredited, anti-trafficking crusaders say this no longer helps. Alex Sembatya, the Executive Director Make A child …

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Gender ministry suspends six Ugandan labour recruitment firms

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has suspended the activities of Middle East Consultants and five other Uganda labour recruitment firms for charging illegal registration and placement fees. The acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development James Ebitu has written …

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Rid your sector of unethical conduct, Tumwebaze tells UEARA

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development Frank Tumwebaze has directed external labour recruitment companies to rid their sector of unethical conduct and ensure that licensing conditions are strictly adhered to. In a meeting with the executive members of the Uganda Association …

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Labour export firms to Parliament- We hired Musoke

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies-UAERA have clarified the air on the status of Yassin Abdul Aziz Musoke, saying he is their consultant in the Middle East. Musoke is the Labor Liaison officer  in Uganda’s Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia having been appointed in …

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Immigration directorate wants human trafficking law reviewed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control is proposing a review of the Prevention of Trafficking in Person’s Act, saying it isn’t serving its intended purpose. This came up when officials from the Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control appeared before the Gender and Labor …

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Unemployment fuels unrest in Arab states: IMF

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Unemployment and sluggish economic growth are fuelling social tension and popular protests in several Arab countries, the International Monetary Fund said Monday. The unrest is in turn contributing to slower growth in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, alongside global trade tensions, …

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