By Our Reporter:
The Deputy Speaker of Uganda’s Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah has tasked the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agency (UAERA) to urgently handle the issue of workers getting stuck in foreign countries under uncomfortable working conditions.
Oulanyah said labour export agencies that are licensed and operating within the law, subscribe to UAERA through payment of insurance, and should handle treatment of workers.
“So there should not be any burden to any parent that their child is stranded somewhere and they are looking for money to repatriate them or that they should refund money before they are brought back,” Oulanyah explained.
The Deputy Speaker made is comment responding to Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze’s concern that was raised on Thursday, 01 August 2019.
Nambooze said that youth who sought employment abroad through labour agencies were stuck and unable to return to Uganda.