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The Ministry Of Gender, Labor, And Social Development has warned Ugandans abroad waiting to be flown back home to be watchful of tricksters posing as government agents.
The said government agents have been reported to circulate registration forms among Ugandans in the Middle East or their known relatives and collecting remuneration while at it to cover costs for the exercise.
It has come to our attention that there are some unscrupulous individuals and organizations purporting to offer a variety of services to Ugandans migrant workers in the Middle East particularly those in distress.”James Ebitu, Gender Ministry Permanent Secretary
The government had paused the repatriation exercise but has since resumed, and a total of 238 people have already returned from Qatar alone.
“The public is informed that the ministry of Gender, Labour And Social Development as the regulator of externalization of labor, has not authorized and/or accredited any individual or organization to repatriate rescue of follow-up Ugandans in the Middle East.”
The ministry has gone ahead and made a plea to members of the public with friends and relatives who migrated to work in the Middle East and are under distress or might be stranded due to the current lockdown to lodge complaints with the recruitment agencies that externalized the migrant workers and subsequently the ministry if no assistance is extended.