Since 2006, more than 42,000 Ugandans have gone to the Middle East through labor exporting agencies. Many cases of abuse against Ugandans have been reported. Cases which are deeply rooted in gender, religious, and racial discrimination which include rape, sex trafficking, under- or unpaid, physical abuse, overworking and being locked in places of employment. 

In Jan 23. 2016, the Ugandan government banned housemaids from seeking jobs in Saudi Arabia and some were flown back home. We asked Ugandans across the country via 8 radio stations on what they think should be done to combat the problems faced in the middle east.

34% of the people who participated in this poll suggested stronger regulations on companies that export Ugandans for labor, this was the majority of the 2524 participants followed by 31%  who suggested regular monitoring of the workers abroad by the government of Uganda. 22% opted for sensitization of the workers on their rights and how to access help or report abuses and lastly 13% suggested a stop on export to problem countries like Saudi Arabia.

Together with local media partners, Tracfm identifies and formulates questions regarding public services, the survery questions are later broadcasted on radio and people send in SMS participating in the poll questions free of charge, incoming SMS reports are visualized in smart graphic designs and relayed within seconds for radio presenters to update listerners on survey results.