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No More Passport, Ticket Fees for ‘Kyeyo’ Youths – Orders Gender Ministry

The Ministry of Gender has scrapped off passport, travel tickets and medical checkup fees charged on youths who are taken to work abroad by local recruitment companies.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Gender Pius Bingirimana announced Thursday that the companies registered and responsible for taking the youths will hence forth be meeting these costs.

“From today onward, youths going abroad through a licensed company will not need to pay to get their passport or travel tickets or medical checkup fees. If the company asks for this money, please report them to us,” the PS announced.

While addressing the media at the Uganda Media Center, Bigirimana said the companies were already ripping off the poor unemployed youths who are looking for jobs.

He also revealed that his ministry has signed bilateral agreements with Middle Eastern countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait and soon United Arab Emirates to allow better monitoring of Ugandans working there, there working conditions and remuneration.

Meanwhile, the ministry wants the companies to give pre-departure orientation to the youths on important rules and laws in the countries they are going such as alcohol and drug use, to avoid falling in trouble.

Currently, Ministry of Gender has registered 65 companies allowed to take Ugandans to work abroad.

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