Uganda Seeks More Middle East Labour Market

The Ugandan Government and Oman Government agree for more face to face talks to address mistreatment of Ugandans working in the Middle East Country, under the externalization of labor arrangement.

This follows a meeting held by the Ugandan delegation led by the Minister of Gender labor and Social Development Janata Mukwaya and the permanent secretary at the ministry Pious Bigirimana with the delegation from Oman led by their minister in charge of labor affairs Abdulla Abubaker.

The delegation held the meeting on the sidelines of the 2017 convention of the international labor organization in Geneva Switzerland.

The chairman General of the National Organization of Trade Unions Usher Wilson Owere who was part of the Ugandan delegation to the meeting confirms the development to Radio One.

The UN human rights chief has called for an international investigation into massacres and crimes in Democratic Republic of Congo’s central province of Kasa. Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein said the government response had so far fallen short.

In March, the decapitated bodies of 40 policemen were found, as well as the bodies of two missing UN investigators.

The government has been fighting the Kamuina Nsapu militia in the region. Fighting broke out in June last year after its leader Jean-Pierre Pandi called for a popular uprising with the aim of removing all state institutions and security forces from the region so that he could establish his chiefdom.