By Mike Sebalu
Labour exporting companies under the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) have cautioned government to be mindful, especially on issues concerning salary/wage increment as negotiations for the amendment of the bilateral labour agreement take centre stage between Uganda and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Uganda has highlighted key issues they want to be addressed before the new bilateral agreement is signed with much emphasis on minimum wage/salary, and rectifying anomalies in the contracts signed among others.
In a telephone interview with KFM, the Vice Chairperson (UAERA) Ibrahim Bogere said even though the issue of salary is critical, the government should look at how much is paid to other African countries that have similar products especially Kenya and Ethiopia among others.
He warns that any slight mistake of making their demands too high might force the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to choose other options.