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Parliamentary Forum for labour to Gender Ministry: Don’t personalize Comprehensive Paper on labour externalization!

Joshau Laban Musinguzi the Head of ELM addressing the media after the tour at Migrant Workers Voice Network Association in Kampala yesterday

Joshau Laban Musinguzi the Head of ELM addressing the media after the tour at Migrant Workers Voice Network Association in Kampala (PHOTO /Courtesy)

Mr. Laban Joshua Musinguzi, the Coordinator of the Parliamentary Forum for Labour, Decent Employment and Productivity (PFLDEP) has called upon the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Decent Employment to carry out thorough consultations with all the members in the Labour externalization sector before presenting a comprehensive paper before Cabinet.

This followed a July 4, Cabinet directive where betty Amongi, the Minister of Gender was directed to present a paper about Labour externalization.

“Cabinet directed the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development to present a comprehensive paper on the externalization of labour in Uganda,” Dr Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of ICT and National Guidance said in a statement.

“This was after taking note of the reports that some Ugandans who work outside the country especially as domestic servants undergo untold suffering,” he added.

In an exclusive interview with DaParrot, Musinguzi said that the ministry should gender Ministry should collect all people’s views.

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“The Ministry should take its time, collect enough views before presenting this paper to Cabinet because this issue is vital which needs urgent redress,” he added.

Recently, numerous Ugandans have been crying out due to the hazards they face in Middle East Countries, due to poor pay, unfavourable working conditions, and sexual harassment among others.

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“We recently commenced a four-monthly campaign dubbed 12 border points engagement, where we are visiting Uganda’s major 12 border points with an aim of ensuring that there is proper management of migration and promoting International Cooperation, Migration Issues and Solutions. If the Ministry includes such views in the Paper, it will be of great help because it will give the real gist of the matter,” he said

He asked Hon Amongi to also consult the stakeholder like activists and the victims in this sector because they are the direct people that are affected by the external labour.

Currently, over 200,000 Ugandans are working in Middle East Countries, remitting over $1.2Billion to the government in terms of taxes.

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