Uganda is set to amend labour laws over the reported mistreatment of workers in Uganda by the Chinese and Indian investors. It is widely known in Africa that Indians are poor employers.
The Speaker of Uganda Parliament Rebecca Kadaga says amendments to Uganda’s labour laws will protect Ugandan nationals and residents from Chinese, Indian and general exploitation.
Speaking on Social Protection of Ugandan workers, Kadaga said it was important for the government to prioritising the bill setting a legal minimum wage and protecting Ugandan labour.
Many foreign investors don’t want to employ Ugandans. But in countries like Egypt a foreign investor must employ nine nationals for every single foreign employee. Malaysia provides eleven jobs for each expatriate.
Kadaga however complains why foreign investors in Uganda are paying wages to foreigners in dollars while Ugandan graduates are exploited.