UAE, Uganda discuss labour cooperation
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Awar, Minister of Human Resources and Emiratisation, and Betty Amongi Akena, Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development of Uganda, discussed strengthening the labour cooperation between the UAE and Uganda.
During the meeting, held at the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation headquarters in Abu Dhabi, Dr. Al Awar presented the UAE’s new labour laws and talent acquisition policies.
Ms. Amongi lauded the UAE’s advancement in areas of development, as well as its labour policies and efforts to ensure workers’ rights.
She also highlighted her keenness to strengthen her country’s bilateral ties with the UAE.
Meanwhile, government through ministries of Internal Affairs and Gender, Labour and Social Development has on Friday, December 24 announced the suspension of 15 external labour recruitment agencies, citing forgeries and other abuses such as trafficking, extortion and forgery.
Some companies had their licences terminated over forged documents, and forging Covid-19 PCR tests while others were suspended for illegally charging prospective recruits without securing jobs for them.
Others were punished for engaging in trafficking and other offences including presenting fake job orders to the regulator.
Middle East Consultants Ltd, The Eagles Supervision Ltd had accumulated claims of refund/extortion while Al-Saud Agency Ltd, Fly International Jobs (U) Ltd and Top Notch Recruitment Services Ltd have been punished for forging renewal documents.
Al-Saud Agency Ltd and Top Notch Recruitment Services Ltd were previously suspended for submitting forged tax clearance certificates.
On the other hand, Forbes Enterprises Limited has had its contract terminated for engaging in gross human trafficking and forgery while Al sultaan Recruitment Company Ltd has had its contract canceled for forging Covid-19 PCR test certificates and its staff involvement in human trafficking.
Golden Star Recruitment Agencies Ltd was sanctioned for presenting fake clearance documents at the Airport.
Hala Uganda Rec Limited, Perla Recruitment Agency Ltd. Pearl of Makka International Ltd, Nile Treasure Gate Company Al-Madinah Agency Limited, Cornell Recruitment Center Ugenda Limited and Tempcro International Limited all had their contracts terminated for forging training reports.