Ugandans demonstrate against bias at South Sudan embassy in Kampala
Several Ugandans working at the South Sudan embassy in Uganda have petitioned the Foreign Affairs and East African Affairs ministries, alleging infringement of international labor rules by their employers.
Cornella Aceng Nyeko, a Ugandan embassy staffer, was accused of discrimination by her employers in the South Sudan embassy.
According to a story obtained by NCMP from one of Uganda’s leading newspapers, the Ugandan Embassy’s chief of mission, acting deputy head of mission, and charge d’affaires were unavailable for comment.
Two Ugandan embassy drivers resigned after being arrested at Kabalagala Police Station for allegedly stealing money from the ambassador’s wife.
Mr. Kasujja and a housekeeper at the ambassador’s home complained of harassment, but the allegations against them were dismissed.
The South Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation owes salaries to embassy employees who have been working without compensation for over two years.
There have been contradictory reports about the remaining salary arrears, with one source indicating that the payment for January and February was made in 2019.
Due to the disturbances in the South Sudan economy, the embassy administration has put an embargo on paid vacation and rest periods.
A message states that employees in the South Sudan embassy are not allowed to leave or have permission until further notice.
Ms. Wani sent a message imposing a freeze on leave days. She couldn’t explain why she took the choice or address the legal ramifications of her conduct.
According to the Republic of South Sudan’s Under Secretary for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, any claims of inactivity have little or no foundation.
According to Mr. Bagiire, ambassadors have immunity and must be reprimanded in diplomatic contexts.
Uganda’s parliament ordered the Prime Minister in September to form an inter-ministerial committee to find a solution to the instability in South Sudan.