By Alice Lubwama
Iganga municipality Member of Parliament Mugema Panadol wants Government to develop interest in the operations of a labor exporting company known as Shukran Habib consultants, saying it could be dealing in selling of human body organs.
Mugume told parliament that his suspicion comes after the death her constituent whose body has just been returned from Saudi Arabia without the private parts.
Laying pictures of the body of one Julie Kisakye before parliament, Mugema narrated that the death certificate which accompanied the dead body indicated that she had died from cardiac failure and heart related issues but when the body was examined, it all had burns , the head was shattered, one of the breasts and the labia tibia had been removed.
Masaka municipality legislator Mathias Mpuuga warned that if the issues of labor export in Uganda are not handled well, it will be their biggest failure as leaders.
“We shall never be forgiven if we do not tackle the root cause of this problem, isn’t it time madam speaker that parliament moves to investigate this problem and solve it once and for all because it is no longer labor export, there is a bigger problem and we are grossing over it.” Mpuuga said
Rubaga North MP Moses Kasibante said that it is paramount that the minister of gender comes up with a comprehensive statement explaining how Uganda has been corresponding with other countries were Ugandans are sent.
Mbale municipality MP Wamai Wamanga blamed Government for not taking the matter serious, “We summoned the minister of Gender and labor before the committee of foreign affairs and we told her about the testimonies of the girls who had returned from those countries but the minister could not accept , she told us how she shares food with them while in Saudi Arabia .
He asked Government to act and rescue her people from slavery similar to how Nigeria went and rescued its people from south Africa,but this government is just looking on when people are suffering in the middle east yet people leave this country because they have nothing to do.
In response, the speaker Rebecca Kadaga said that the government of Uganda does not have missions in every country and admitted that monitoring from a far is still a challenge.”But we shall have a formal discussion.” She said
Now, the minister of Gender and social development Janat Mukwaya has promised to investigate the matter and make a comprehensive report to parliament.