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Migrant workers pay for Covid-19 certificates

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Migrant workers are paying more than 100,000 Shillings to acquire COVID-19 vaccination certificates through agents at labour export companies and data entrants at certain vaccination sites across the country. Some of the migrant workers told our reporter that they paid to get vaccination certificates to …

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Migrants workers to undergo body organ examination: DCIC

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) has said all migrant workers will have to undergo body organ examination before flying out of the country. Through Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson Simon Peter Mundeyi, DCIC explains that the move is intended to reduce incidents of …

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Closure of training centres fueling human trafficking – UAERA

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies-UAERA wants government to prioritize reopening of their training centers saying that the closure of these orientation centers is fueling outbound human trafficking in the country. The revised law over the recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers, regulations, 2021, requires …

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Gov’t tightens grip on external labour companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development seeks to tighten its grip on external labour export companies in fresh regulations for the recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers. Titled, “The Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers) Regulations 2021 Statutory Instrument 47 of 2021”, the regulation …

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