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Tanzania: International Job seekers should channel applications via Taesa-Mavunde

“I ask Tanzanians who want to to work abroad, they should first visit the agency so that we understand their whereabouts  and it is very easy"

Tanzania: International Job seekers should channel applications via Taesa-Mavunde

“I ask Tanzanians who want to to work abroad, they should first visit the agency so that we understand their whereabouts  and it is very easy"

13 November 2017 Monday 13:39
Tanzania: International Job seekers should channel applications via Taesa-Mavunde

By Azania Post Reporter

LOCALS who intend to go abroad searching for employment opportunities have been counseled to route their application through Tanzania Employment Services Agency (Taesa), the Deputy Minister of State, Prime Minister's Office, Labour, Youth and Employment, Anthony Mavunde, told Parliament in Dodoma today.

The deputy minister was responding to a supplementary question by Ritha Kabati, special seats (CCM) legislator who wanted to know measures taken by the government to protect locals who  are working abroad.

Deputy Minister Mavunde said the government would  continue to protect the rights of all people who are working abroad after realizing they  followed all  procedures before.

“I ask local citizens who want to go abroad to work, they should first visit the agency so that we understand their whereabout  and it is very easy to support them in case they encounter any problem ,” he said.

 However  few years ago  there was outcry from some Tanzanians (particularly women) working abroad who lamented that they were forced to work without get paid.

Most of  them  who worked as domestic servants said they were used as sex slaves and forced to work with meager payment.

Later on the government decided  to suspend  a quarter of  private  recruitment agencies in a bid to crack down human trafficking

There are 300 job agencies in Tanzania, according to the Ministry of Labour, Employment and Youth Development, with Tanzanian housemaids particularly popular in Oman due to historic links.

The International Labor Organization estimates there are 21 million people globally in forced labour or trafficked, including 5.5 million children.

 Tanzania's 2008 Anti-Trafficking in Person Act outlaws all trafficking with punishments of one to 10 years in jail, a fine of 1-30 million Tanzanian shillings, or both.

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Updated: 13.11.2017 13:55
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