The Executive Director and President of Migrant Workers’ Voice Network Association, Abdallah Kayonde has refuted allegations of conning migrant workers.
Last week, media was awash with stories quoting sources to have revealed that the Police have commenced investigations against Kayonde allegations of fraud and conning unsuspecting migrant workers.
However, Kayonde said that he is not aware of any investigations against him neither has he received any summons for the relevant security agencies as claimed.
“I am not aware of any investigations against me, I am in touch with the relevant security organs over several cases including that of Judith Nakintu who lost her Kidney while working in Saudi Arabia,” he said.
Kayonde added that In case there were any investigations against him, he would be the first know.
He added, “I am however not surprised with such blackmail against me, I have received several warnings that some players in the field of labour externalization are planning to damage my name and discredit the Migrant Workers’ Voice Network Association”.
Kayonde explained that the Migrant Workers’ Voice Network Association is a legally registered association under the laws of Uganda with the main objectives of defending the rights of migrant workers, solve disputes amicably amongst migrant workers, employers and recruitment agencies, offer legal advice and representation to migrant workers as well as acting as a pressure group to voice out violation of the rights of migrants by any authorities.
He noted that Migrant Workers’ Voice is not a labour recruitment company to promise Ugandans job placements as alleged but it’s a membership association where members subscribe and as such pay a subscription fee that is receipted.
Kayonde said that he doesn’t blame those attacking him, and violating rights of migrant workers for mistaking the existence of the association and organization as being conmen.