CS Chelugui says (EAC)needs to harness migration laws to spur economic growth

CS Simon Chelugui

The CS made the remarks when he addressed the 5th EAC Forum of Ministers Responsible for Labor and Employment in Dar es Salaam

By The Weekly Vision Online

Cabinet Secretary for Labor and Social Protection Simon Chelugui has urged member countries of the East African Community (EAC) to harness labor migration for economic growth by putting in place the right policy frameworks.

CS Chelugui said EAC member countries should harmonize labor laws to promote labor migration in the region, according to the statement issued by the EAC headquarters in Arusha. According to the statement, the CS made the remarks when he addressed the 5th EAC Forum of Ministers Responsible for Labor and Employment in Dar es Salaam.

According to the statement, CS Chelugui also said that labor migration in the region could be promoted through enhancement of the use of ICT in the collection, analysis and dissemination of labor market information, data and statistics on migrants. He called on EAC member countries to promote ethical recruitment of migrant workers according to international standards and principles of International Migration Law. EAC member countries are Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

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