Government Scraps Certificate Of Good Conduct From Being Mandatory To Travel Abroad

The government through the minister of Gender Betty Amongi has scraped the certificate of good conduct to Ugandans seeking jobs abroad, except to those going for security related jobs.

According to a letter dated 8th/ October/2021, from Gender minister Amongi Betty Ongom to Internal Affairs minister Gen Kahinda Otafiire, starting October 13, migrant workers will not be required to present the Interpol certificate has been the case after a decision which was reached on from the cabinet.

According to Amongi, President Museveni advised that Interpol certificate of good conduct will only be required for security professional migrant workers, not ordinary people.

Ugandans seeking employment abroad in any capacity have been required to get a letter of good conduct from Interpol, which according to some, made the process expensive and complicated.

“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 traveling for security related jobs as guided by H.E the President and Cabinet,” the letter reads in part.

Amongi also requested Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Otafiire to instruct specific and relevant officers who are required to operationalize the directive at the Airport, border points and Interpol.

Jolliebest Kasajja

Jolliebest Kasajja is a Ugandan Photo Journalist, Influencer, Photo and Videographer, News Editor and a critic in African Politics

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