July 21, 2024

Gov’t to regulate mistreatment of Ugandan workers abroad

By Denis Okello (denis.okello@vol.co.ug)


Government will open offices and post its attache’s in foreign countries recruiting Ugandans like Saudi Arabia to curb mistreatment of Ugandans abroad.

Minister of gender, in charge industrial relations, also Oyam North MP Charles Okello Engola Macodwogo said that cabinet sat recently and is set to send its resolution to Embassies of countries that are recruiting immigrant domestic workers from Uganda.

This came after reports emerged that one Charity Ajok who was working in Saudi Arabia and is from Oyam district was allegedly assaulted by her employer.

He said the attache’s will coordinate government with the recruitment companies and ensure the welfare of the migrant domestic workers.

Okello Engola further warned people against moving to work in foreign countries without government approval since it makes it difficult to follow them up in case of challenges they face during the course of their employment