EARLIER: I met and held discussions with Ugandans living in UAE through their respective leaders from the Association of Ugandans living in the United Arab Emirates (AUU). We talked about issues like; Human trafficking especially for our girls and working conditions etc.
The money also should be carefully used to engage in productive activities & get additional income. Needless to say, Ugandans in Dubai, etc, should be able to borrow from this fund with low-interest rates for use. It could be to invest there or back home.
The government will henceforth put in place a shelter where girls can be kept when they get problems in UAE and the Middle East and also strengthen the laws on the movement of people outside the country to eliminate trafficking.
Still, in our meeting, we resolved that government will make a considerable financial investment in the Association of Ugandans living in UAE through their SACCO. This money should be availed for support to Ugandans in distress so that they do not feel abandoned.