The Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies, an organization that brings together all registered and licensed companies that export labor has urged the legal and parliamentary affairs committee to reject the anti-slavery bill stating that the country already has the necessary laws to regulate external labor.
Enid Nambuya, the Executive Director UAERA says the proposed anti-slavery law has aspects that are already enshrined in other acts such as the employment act.
Nambuya was appearing before the parliamentary legal committee where she asked parliament to instead make amendments to existing laws to make them more stringent to deal with the crimes.
UAERA also opposed a proposal in the bill that seeks to restrict labor recruitment activities geographically, saying that the proposal is discriminatory in nature.
Citing out Artcle 29, of the constitution, Nambuya says the constitution grants everyone the right to freedom of movement, association and livelihood in whichever district or country they may wish to migrate to.