Migrant Stakeholders Run 2022 to highlight industry success stories

Migrant Stakeholders Run 2022 has been announced. The Run is aimed at enhancing safe labour externalization.

Speaking at the launch of Migrant Stakeholders Run 2022, slated for Sunday, October 2, Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs, Amb Abbey Walusimbi said it will highlight industry success stories.

Walusimbi also revealed to journalists that the run, where Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja will be the Chief Guest, will bring together players in labour externalization industry to engage and highlight possible ways of addressing the remaining sector grey areas.

“When His Excellency President Yoweri Museveni knocked foreign doors seeking employment for his bazzukulu, he wanted them to obtain financial independence and therefore, we have chosen the country’s independence month to hold this event. October 2nd 2022 all roads will lead to Kololo independence grounds at 6 am.

All you need to do is procure yourself and friend a running kit, prepare your running shoes and show up here on the D- Day,” Walusimbi said, adding that collections from kits will go towards supporting the reception centers that help reintegrate the returnees.

Walusimbi said close to 300,000 are working in Saudi Arabia alone and explained that the number people suffering in those areas were being exaggerated.

“We will use this event to create awareness about the plight of our citizens working abroad by highlighting different success stories of different stakeholders in the field and furthering support channels that help them,” he noted.

He further called upon industry players including the general public, the returnees, the migrant workers families and friends, recruitment companies, government Ministries, Departments to take part in the event.

Labour externalisation industry helps earn forex to Uganda through the remittances of migrant workers—said to account for about five percent of the Gross National Product as of 2021.

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