The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development is today expected to begin inspection of all labour export companies to check the level of compliance with COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to facilitate safe reopening of externalization of labour.
According to the letter written by the Gender Ministry Permanent Secretary, Aggrey David Kibenge to the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA), all labour externalization companies have been informed that the inspection begins today Wednesday November 18, 2020.
“The purpose of this letter is to request you to inform your members that the inspection exercise will commence on Wednesday 18th November 2020 and the second meeting with the relevant MDAs (Ministries, Departments and Agencies) has been scheduled for Monday 23rd November 2020,” read the letter in part.
On November 13, 2020, the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development wrote to UAERA and the latter’s Board members held a meeting with the Ministry on November 16, 2020 in which both parties agreed that communication on the date of reopening of externalization of labour will be after the inspection of all licensed recruitment companies and pre departure orientation and training institutions to assess the level of compliance with COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures.
Both parties also agreed that communication on the date of reopening of externalization of labour will be after the consultation with relevant MDAs in the externalization of labour sector on their state of readiness for reopening.