Gov’t Officially Ends Issuance Of Certificate Of Good Conduct To Migrant Workers

Gov’t Officially Ends Issuance Of Certificate Of Good Conduct To Migrant Workers

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By Spy Uganda

Kampala: The government has stopped the issuance of the Interpol Certificate of Good Conduct as a requirement for those travelling abroad most especially job seekers.

This has been announced via a letter dated October 8th from Gender Minister-Amongi Betty addressed to Internal Affairs Minister Gen Kahinda Otafiire, informing him that Cabinet reached a decision to stop issuing a certificate of good conduct as a pre-condition of travel by migrant workers.

However, Amongi says Interpol certificate of good conduct will now only be required for those seeking security-related jobs.

The letter reads, “In lieu, this is to notify you that beginning Wednesday, 13th October 2021, all categories of migrant workers will not be required to present Interpol Certificate as a pre-condition for travel except those travelling for security-related jobs as guided by H.E the President and Cabinet.

Amongi’s Letter

“The purpose of this letter is to request you to cause further instructions to the specific relevant officer who is required to operationalise this cabinet directive.”

Applicants for jobs mainly in the Middle East were required to present a certificate of good conduct to show whether they have a criminal record or not but now will only apply to those seeking security-related jobs.

Previously, people travelling abroad for work had to get a certificate from Interpol of Good Conduct and it was one of the requirements for any Ugandan to get a job in outside countries. Over 300 migrant workers leave the country daily for work in Saudi Arabia, Oman and other gulf countries.

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