Government suspends license of external labour recruitment companies
Government has suspended licensing and registration of new external labour recruitment companies to pave way for investigations into allegations that staff in the Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development are abusing the process.
According to a notice issued by Pius Bigirimana, the ministry’s Permanent Secretary, the move is intended to review internal processes and procedures in the management of externalization of labour.
The suspension comes amid reports that some ministry officials connive with external labour exporters to illegally clear under aged girls to work as maids in Arab countries.
Others have either left the country without a medical checkup or with fake documents, In the end, most have suffered abuse and even death in foreign countries.