Ugandans will access jobs in Jordan without having to undergo further training under a deal signed last week by the two countries.
The Bilateral labour agreement signed between the government of Uganda and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan paves way for Ugandan migrant workers to start finding jobs in the West Asian Arab kingdom.
The government of Uganda through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, signed the Bilateral Labour Agreement with the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
According to the Gender and Labour communications’ manager, Mr Frank Mugabi, the milestone agreement was negotiated and concluded by a delegation from the Gender Ministry, led by Cabinet Minister Janat Mukwaya in Jordan between October 10 and 13.
Mr Mugabi said the minister held bilateral talks with her counterpart, the Minister of Labour of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Mr Ali Ghezawi, on strengthening ties between the two countries in the area of recruitment and employment of Ugandans in Jordan.
According to Mr Mugabi, the key features under the Bilateral Labour Agreement with Jordan are an employment contract that will be signed by the employee, employer in Jordan, recruitment company in Uganda and the recruitment company in Jordan.