By Peter Ssebulime
16th Jan 2019
The Office of the Prime Minster (OPM) and partner agencies have today officially launched a communication system for refugees and asylum seekers in Uganda.
The two-way communication system is being rolled out to all refugee settlements in Uganda and is anticipated to cover the entire refugee operation by February 2019.
The commissioner in charge of refugees, Gerald Simon Menhya who represented the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees noted that the system may be good but are worried that it might be used to give wrong information to the government.
He emphasizes that the system will enable Government and humanitarian partners to effectively manage feedback, inquiries and complaints received from refugees and asylum seekers and provide timely responses to their concerns.
Meanwhile, Noella Kabale on behalf of refugees narrated some of the challenges including language barrier, rape, corruption, stigmatism among others from communities they stay with saying they result into lack of social services.