Government has dropped Certificate of Good Conduct issued by Interpol as a major requirement for migrant workers.
In a letter dated October 8 from Minister Of Gender Labour and Social Development, Betty Among Akena to Minister of Internal Affairs, Gen Kahinda Otafire, she informed the Internal Affairs Ministry that Interpol no longer needs to issue Certificate of Good Conduct to migrant workers except those seeking to work as security guards abroad.
“Interpol Certificate of Good Conduct waived except for security guards. Official Communication to follow,” said Among in a letter.
Applicants for jobs abroad have been always required to present a certificate of good conduct to show whether they have a criminal record or not.
The process of obtaining this document from Kololo based Interpol head offices have not only been hectic as people needed to endure long queues.
It would take a minimum of 60 days for Interpol to fully approve the certificate of the work.
The Certificate of Good Conduct costs Shs76,000 excluding bank charges while the Police Clearance Certificate at Shs23,000.