By Our Reporter
The Parliamentary Forum Labour, Decent Employment and Productivity (UPFLDP), has kicked off a four months’ campaign dubbed “12 border points engagement” where they will visit Uganda’s major 12 border points.
Some of the targeted border points include; Kyanika, Mutukula, Vuura, Elegu, Busia, Malaba, Mpondwe and Lwakhakha.
Between July 3 and 9, the forum will be in Elegu, in Kagituma and Vurra in August, and Malaba and Mutukula in September.
This was disclosed by Joshua Laban Musinguzi, the Coordinator of UPFLDP during the launch of the 12 border points stakeholders’ engagement at Katuna border in Kabale district.
“We are visiting 12 border points, where we are looking at having high level stakeholder and community engagements at selected border points. We have launched this programme at Katuna where we have had attendance of various MDAs including border control agencies,” he said.
The engagement that started on the Katuna border between June 28 and July 2 will move to other districts and aims at ensuring that there is proper management of migration and promoting International Cooperation, Migration Issues and Solutions.
At Katuna, the maiden meeting was attended by several delegates including; district council leadership, district security council representatives, border point control agencies, district youth leadership, district women leadership and PWDs leadership.
“This was done following the rising concerns about the status of Migration at the border. strategic discussions were held resulting in various resolutions, most importantly creation of a district committee to streamline labour, decent employment and productivity gaps identified by the local leaders,” he said.
“We talked about the various issues affecting labour, employment and productivity with the most focus on the issue of migration because we understand that there is a lot of migration happening on these border points,” he said.
He explained that the meetings focused on the issue of safe migration of labour, elimination of child labour and as well sought the local’s views on different policies and guidelines and liaise with them so that they contribute to the development of the Labour sector.
Musinguzi said that they will also train 1200 youths in digital financial literacy during this campaign.
“We are targeting to train at least 100 youths in every border point in digital financial Literacy to help them sustain themselves through the creation of their own jobs,” he said.