PM Nabbanja issues directives to do away with delays in labour externalisation

PM Robinah Nabbanja with Amb. Abbey Walusimbi during the symposium

The Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja has directed the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development to do away with every form of delays in the clearance of job orders that are placed by the labour recruitment agencies in the country.

This was during a 2 days High level stakeholders symposium on Labour externalization organized by the Office of the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs under the theme; “Accelerating overseas employment for sustainable development”.

During the meeting hosted at the President’s Office by Amb. Abbey Walusimbi the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, a number of issues that affect the industry were highlighted by the different stakeholders in the industry.

Prime Minister addressing Labour recruitment stakeholders

Among the issues raised was the delays in clearing job orders caused by the bureaucracy within the Ministries of Gender and Foreign Affairs.

Other issues included the limited number of trainees that must access and register to undertake predeparture trainings at the registered training centres in the country.

The stakeholders also called for an action to be taken against a one Yasin Abdallazizi Musoke who is accused of frustrating the recruitment process by causing delays in clearing job orders at the Ugandan embassy in Saudi Arabia.

The Prime Minister tasked the Permanent Secretary (PS) of Ministry of Gender, Aggrey Kibenge Government to explain the sabotage within the sector.

Delegates from Saudi Arabia in attendance

Nabbanja ordered the PS immediately sort out the delays in the clearing process at the gender ministry so that people can take advantage of the employment opportunities.

“Who is Yasin, we have attended a number of meetings that this name keeps coming in, I now order that he should be transferred back to Uganda and other people who are willing to work be taken to Saudi Arabia,” the Prime Minister ordered.

Nabbanja also ordered for the immediate reponing of the training centres in the country since the President fully opened up the economy.

The Prime Minister as well ordered Uganda’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Amb. Isaac Sebulime to report to her office over neglect of duties under his stewardship.

Nabbanja appreciated Amb. Walusimbi for organizing the symposium aimed at streamlining the labour externalization sector in the country.

She recommended that such symposiums should be organized as often as possible so as to bring sanity within the labour externalization industry.

Amb. Walusimbi noted that he is carrying on the task on behalf of the President who recently charged his Office with the responsibility of reorganizing the industry that is currently providing employment opportunities to a number of his bazukulu (grand children).

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  1. Alaisha

    13/05/2022 at 8:10 PM

    But in whatever you’re deciding or agree upon Concerning migrant workers, they should also be included coz their are the victims

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