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Lack of Coordination Among Gov't Agencies Frustrating Efforts to Address Complaints from Migrant Workers

18 May 2022 · During the meeting, the officials noted that there are over six million nationals from the region working abroad. They noted that the workers face similar challenges such as lack of access to health care, delayed payment or non-payment of wages, physical torture, mistreatment, confiscation of personal and travel documents, sexual harassment and long working hours.

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Lack of Coordination Among Gov't Agencies Frustrating Efforts to Address Complaints from Migrant Workers 4 3

During the meeting, the officials noted that there are over six million nationals from the region working abroad. They noted that the workers face similar challenges such as lack of access to health care, delayed payment or non-payment of wages, physical torture, mistreatment, confiscation of personal and travel documents, sexual harassment and long working hours.
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MPs Start Probe into Traders Petition Over Unfair Taxation on Rice Imports 1 2

Last week, the traders, who import rice from Tanzania petitioned Speaker Anita Among Annet, seeking Parliament to prevail over the discriminative, and reinstatement of the 18 percent VAT levy.
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IOM Rallies African Govts on Protecting Health Rights of Migrant Workers 4 3

Dr. Fatuma Ahmed, the Consultant on Gender and Social Protection for the IOM's Better Regional Migration Management Project, says female migrant workers abroad are doubly disadvantaged because they are discriminated as females and as migrants.
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Minister Kasaija, MPs Clash Over Delayed Compensation of South Sudan Traders goods and services 1 5

In May 2019, Parliament approved Shillings 900 billion to compensate 33 companies, which supplied goods and services to the South Sudan Government between 2008 and 2010. However, only 10 companies have so far been compensated.
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Tanzania Agrees To Buy Sugar, ARVs from Uganda 2 Top story

“The Heads of State further agreed on the pathogenic economy and specifically collaboration on the development of vaccines between the two countries. It was also agreed that the United Republic of Tanzania will buy Anti-Retroviral (ARVs) Drugs from Uganda. It was also agreed that Tanzania shall charge 10 Dollars per 100 Kilometers per truck from Mutukula to Dar es Salaam starting Financial Year 2022/2023 effective 1st July 2022. It was further agreed that Uganda shall supply 10,000 tones to cover the sugar gap in the United Republic of Tanzania,” the communique reads in part.
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Poultry Dealers Deny Dumping Claims by Their Kenyan Counterparts 3

Rahim Manji, the Managing Director of Yo-Kuku, a leading exporter of chicken to Kenya, says that it is unfair for Kenyan poultry dealers to accuse them of dumping since they source most of their poultry inputs from Kenya.
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Uganda, Tanzania Sign Defence and Security Pact for Crude Oil Pipeline Project TotalEnergies 3 2

The Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja, said the bilateral meeting will aid intelligence information gathering and sharing to confront cross border insecurity such as terrorism, drug trafficking, cyber security, illegal migration, and sabotage of crude oil pipeline infrastructure among others.