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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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Gov’t proposes compulsory fee on migrant workers seeking jobs abroad

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The State Minister for labour, employment and industrial relations Mwesigwa Rukutana has said that there are plans to include a document processing fee that will be applied on candidates seeking jobs abroad. Rukutana told Members of Parliament on Wednesday during plenary chaired by Speaker Rebecca …

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Parliament demands answers on stranded workers in Saudi Arabia

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the Ministry of Gender Labor and Social development to brief Parliament on the plight of stranded migrant workers in Saudi Arabia. Kadaga’s decision followed the presentation of a matter of national importance by the Bugabula South MP …

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