Ministry of labour on the spot for doing little in helping tortured Ugandans in the Middle East

Parliament has directed the Parliamentary Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development to probe into the continuous problems facing external labour export of workers out of the country.

Jacob Oulanyah the Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

Jacob Oulanyah the Deputy Speaker of Parliament.

The directive was issued by the deputy speaker of parliament, Jacob Oulanyah and supported by the members of parliament.

The inquiry follows an earlier statement by the State Minister for Labour, Herbert Kabafunzaki to the house on the 16th of August where MPs were not satisfied with his explanation concerning the mistreatment of Ugandans in especially the Middle East countries including; Saudi Arabia, Dubia among others.

The MPs accused the ministry officials of having a hand in the labour export.

The committee is tasked to investigate the scope and the nature of licensing for the companies involved in labour export.

The committee members will ascertain the companies and circumstance under which the companies continue to export labour from the date parliament placed moratorium.

It will also investigate the allegation of abuse of Ugandans by the companies involved in exportation of labour and any other individuals involved, scrutinize the various agreements between the companies involved in exportation of labour and Ugandans exported to Middle East.

Oulanya, also ordered that an Inquiry into the role of the ministry of gender, labour and social development and any other officers in regard to exportation of labour.

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