MPS GRILL GENDER MINISTER OVER LIFTING A BAN ON LABOR EXPORT TO MIDDLE EAST WITH OUT CONSULTING PARLIAMENT

MPS GRILL GENDER MINISTER OVER LIFTING A BAN ON LABOR EXPORT TO MIDDLE EAST WITH OUT CONSULTING PARLIAMENT

By Alice Lubwama

Legislators on the committee of foreign affairs chaired by Bubulo west MP Rose Mutonyi have tasked the minister of gender Janet Mukwaya why she lifted the ban on the export of domestic workers to the middle east, without consulting parliament.

In 2014, parliament passed a resolution, demanding Government to ban the export of labor in foreign countries following concerns that the workers especially girls and women are sexually harassed and tortured.

Mps Atkins Katushabe, Bukonjo west, Latif Ssebagala Kawempe North and Wamai Wamanga Mbale Municipality say that Government has put in place a bilateral arrangement for labor export rather living the innocent Ugandans in the hands of private labor companies.

The minister of gender, labor and social development Janet Mukwaya says that she lifted the ban on export of maids to Middle East following a cabinet directive.

Mukwaya response comes after serious interrogation from MPS on foreign affairs committee on why she lifted the ban without consulting parliament.

Minister Mukwaya explains that although the ban was lifted no recruitment has been made to Saudi Arabia and Jordan until some conditions are fulfilled.

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