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Ugandan workers still stranded in Saudi Arabia

Bugabula County MP Maurice Kibalya has appealed to the government to help 43 migrant Ugandan workers, whom he said are stranded in Saudi Arabia, to come back to Uganda.

On Thursday, Kibalya read in parliament a letter dated January 19, 2021 in which the Ministry of Gender was asking labor recruiting companies that took the stranded Ugandans to bring them back home.

Explaining that the stranded migrant workers are in bad conditions with nowhere to sleep and without basic needs, Kibalya appealed to the government to expeditiously help them get back to Uganda.

Kawempe North MP Latif Ssebagala also reported to parliament that last week they had received reports of many Ugandans who have been displaced and are stranded in Kenya.

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga directed the minister for gender, labor and social development to prepare a statement and present it to parliament next week on Tuesday on the fate of the Uganda migrant workers who are stranded in Saudi Arabia and other countries.

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