The Director Labour at the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, has pledged to pursue the refund of millions of shillings to victims of extortion by Middle East Consultants LTD.
Wandera Martin made the pledge Wednesday after the intervention of Edith Nakalema, the head of State House anti-corruption unit.
Wandera pledged to expedite the payment/refund to victims of extortion by Middle East Consultants LTD, within 14 working days.
In September 2019, Entebbe Chief Magistrate’s Court released two mangers of a labour export firm who were jailed for human trafficking and forgery.
Godfrey Kyalimpa, a recruiting and vetting officer and Benon Kunywana, a general manager, is accused of printing, issuing and distributing a clearance list for migrant workers from the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, with the intention of illegally exporting workers out of Uganda.
Prosecution alleges that on February 12, 2019 between Kampala and Entebbe International Airport in Wakiso District, Kunywana and Kyalimpa printed, issued and distributed a document relating to immigration, to wit a clearance list for migrant workers Ref. LEA 74/286/11 allegedly from the ministry of gender, labour and social development, intending to illegally export workers out of Uganda.