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No one is expelling Ugandans, Museveni told

Author : | Published: Friday, September 19, 2014

President Salva Kiir has assured his Ugandan Counterpart, President Yoweri Museveni, that there are no Ugandan nationals being expelled from South Sudan.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the Ugandan Presidential special envoy to South Sudan, Hon Osman Kiyingi.

Speaking on behalf of President Kiir, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Barnaba Marial, said the circular, which was issued by the Ministry of Labor and Public Service, was misunderstood.

“There are no Ugandans or any other aliens from the region that are being expelled from the Republic of South Sudan,” said Dr Marial.

He said South Sudan is standing with its own Labor law, which he says is compatible with international labor laws and this does not target any foreigner.

Ugandan presidential special envoy, Osman Kiyingi, said his country recognizes the right of South Sudan to develop its own labor laws.

“We recognize the rights of the government of South Sudan to develop its own labor laws and all of us have labor laws,” Mr Kiyingi said.

“But we did agree it should be done in methodic way and consultative way that’s not going to disrupt the market, employees and investors.

Last week, the Minister of Labor and Public Service issued a circular directing all N-G-O-s and private companies to stop employing foreign nationals and advertise the positions of certain jobs.

These positions include posts of executive directors and below to South Sudanese nationals only.

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