There is a general outcry regarding the unlawful manner through which Ugandans seeking employment, especially in the Middle East, end up unlawfully operated on for purposes of extracting vital body organs from them.
The vital organs such as kidneys and heart are on big demand abroad where, they are bought and inserted into wealthy people seeking them. Good news we are receiving now indicates that the Prime Minister, Robinah Nabbanja is doing something to stem the vice.
This is laudable given that some of our people have been returning in caskets as corpses whilst others are seriously ill, after losing their body parts where they went oddly to seek for greener pastures.
Nabbanja held a meeting with the relevant ministers including that of Gender, Labor and Social Services and Foreign Affairs, about a fortnight ago to discuss the matter as well as seek for solutions to the bogus vice.
And Foreign Affairs Minister, Gen Jeje Odongo now reveals how the meeting agreed to tentatively subject the people going forkyeyoto do a thorough medical check-up.
“We will be checking for the presence of the body organs before… and check again… upon the external worker coming back… to see if the body organs are still intact…,” the former army commander explains.
This is ideally a good starting point given that the government would be issuing medical reports indicating the presence of all vital body organs in regard to people leaving for kyeyo.
The same reports will be shared with the firms engaged in external labor business as well as authorities where Ugandans are going to work from.
Government would then find it easy to detect people returning minus their internal organs intact and start investigations in conjunction with authorities in countries where the respective victim would have been sent for employment, regarding how the organs ended up missing and who extracted them.
Odongo passed the good news to the Parliament’s human rights committee where MPs had asked to know why the government isn’t giving the grim saga the attention it deserves. NUP leaning MP, Nabagabe Kalule kicked off the questioning of Jeje.
“Have you as the government tried to link up with your counterparts in the Middle East to complain about what is going on?” Or you are simply looking on hoping that the vice will somehow go away by itself? she asked the minister.Other MPs raised much the same concerns which we aren’t going to repeat.
The administration has also been shutting down a number of labor firms for engaging in the illegal business of selling Ugandans abroad under the guise of sending them for employment where body organs end up extracted from their bodies.
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