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Uganda Signs New Bilateral Labour Agreement with Qatar

The government of Uganda has signed the new bilateral labour agreement with the State of Qatar to facilitate safe labour migration ,Daily Spear Uganda has reliably learnt.

The agreement was signed by Betty Among ,the Minister of Gender , Labour and Social Development.

Among disclosed via her X account ( Formerly Twitter) on Sunday March 31st ,2024 that was going to sign bilateral labour agreement between the countries .

Upon her arrival in Doha, the minister also said an update on the details of the agreement would follow.

Her minsitry’s latest data indicates that the government earned shillings 25 billion from 120,459 migrant workers exported in the two years to 2023.

The data contained in the Jaunary 2022 and December 2023 Labour Externalization statistics also indicated that the money was mainly earned from the expression of interest fees , fines , accreditation , job orders and license fees.

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Saudi Arabia took the lion’s share of at least 107,448 ( 89.1%) of these migrant workers in the two years ,followed by Qatar ,which took in at least 5.05% (6086) ,while the United Arab Emirates took in 4,457.

Somalia had 1108 ,Iraq 1081, Kuwait 262 and Bahrain 6, Poland 7 and Romania.

In May last year, Parliament passed the Employment ( Amendment) ( No.2) Bill 2022 after noting that there was no policy on labour migration and that the sub- sector was being regulated by the migrant workers Regulations of 2021 and a bilateral labour agreement with Saudi Arabia.

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