Trafficking in persons (TIP) is one of the modern crimes that have attracted a lot of concern in Uganda. A Ugandan domestic law that guides the national strategies to fight TIP was enacted by the Uganda Parliament in October 2009. This law is called the Prevention of Trafficking in Persons (PTIP) Act 2009. Basing on the authority of Section 21 of the PTIP Act, an Office was set up at the Ministry of Internal Affairs Headquarters in March 2012, to coordinate, monitor and over see the implementation of the PTIP Act 2009. This Office is backed up with a National Task Force on prevention of TIP, consisting of representatives from 13 Government Ministries, Departments and Agents, (MDAs) plus representatives of the Civil Society Organizations.
According to the analysis of the National Task Force on Prevention of TIP, migration of Ugandans to some foreign countries for employment opportunities has been noted as one of the ways through which some Ugandans have become victims of TIP.
You are therefore invited for a consultation meeting between members of the National Task Force on Prevention of TIP and the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies, scheduled to take place on Wednesday 25th June 2014, at Kati Kati Restaurant beginning at 0930 am.
The objective of the meeting is to develop corroborative strategies between the National Task Force on Prevention of TIP and the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies to promote safe migration for Ugandans seeking for employments abroad. The discussion shall also include topics on the following: –
1. How the offence of trafficking in persons takes place; Status & Existing national interventions in Uganda
2. Acts and omissions by Labour recruitment companies that lead to TIP.
3. Responsibilities of Government Agencies and Labour Recruitment Agencies on implementation of the Regulations for Externalization of labour / Successes, Challenges & Recommendations
4. The way forward on partnership between Government Enforcement Agencies and the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies with prevention of trafficking in persons.
Please endeavor to attend in person.
CP BINOGA MOSES
For: PERMANENT SECRETARY