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Workers MP Call for Legislation of Labour Externalization


Hon Arinaitwe Rwakajara, the Workers Member of Parliament has emphasized the need for a law to regulate labor externalization in Uganda.

Rwakajara said this will help reduce the prevailing challenges experienced by Ugandan immigrant workers especially those in the Middle East.

The MP says the law should provide for labor attachés in all embassies where Ugandan workers are received, a reception center to help resettle those coming back from work abroad, and increase the pre-departure training from two weeks to at least a month among others.

Rwakajara made the remarks yesterday during a workshop organized by the Uganda Council of Foreign Relations and the European University Institute in Kampala.

He was reacting to a report titled Migration Governance and migration diplomacy in Uganda: An Agenda for a migrant-centered Approach presented by Prof Edward Grace Galabuzi the Ag. Executive Director at the Makerere Institute for Social Research, Makerere University.

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