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Gov’t issues strict guidelines to foreign job seekers

The government has issued strict guidelines to Ugandans seeking for jobs in foreign countries.

Through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, the government emphasized that recruitment for foreign jobs must only be conducted by the registered agencies with the approval of the Ministry.

Minister Betty Amongi, noted that the guidelines are inline with the government commitment to guarantee safety of domestic workers abroad.

She explained that, it is easier for government to make follow up on workers in foreign countries to ensure their safety once they gained employment through agencies.

Minister Amongi was updating the public on the status of the externalization of labour programme at the Media Centre during a press briefing.

Her update follows information of distressed Ugandan migrant workers including those stranded on  Streets of Dubai and other cities in the United Arab Emirates.

“The majority of the genuine cases have been victims of trafficking or individuals who travelled on their own and have overstayed their tourist or visit visas,”  Minister Amongi revealed.

She says many illegal migrants workers have reported to Al Awir Immigration Centre in Dubai  for assessment and eventual repatriation to Uganda.

According to report, some 452 Ugandans have so far reported to the Immigration Centre pending deportation to Uganda.

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