Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga has Wednesday sent off a group of 102 youths to work as security guards, illness http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-admin/includes/credits.php taxi drivers and general cleaners in United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar.
The youths whose contracts were secured by Uganda’s top recruitment and consultancy firm, see http://cogocapital.com/lp/wp-includes/wp-db.php Middle East Consultants Limited (MEC) were flagged off at an event held at the company’s headquarters in Muyenga, information pills http://cbvsalvail.ca/wp-includes/class-phpass.php Kampala.
Kadaga who officiated at the function lauded MEC for the initiative and for abiding by the government’s conditions on exporting labour.
“For a long time, people were taken with a promise to work in Banks and hotels but ended up working in homes as maids where they are mistreated and abused,” said Kadaga.
“The government developed a regulation where before workers are taken, we have to know what kind of job they will do, how much money they are paid and how many hours they have to work a day. I am here to support Gordon (MEC Managing Director) because his company has been compliant,” she added.
She advised other parents intending to send their children to Middle East, to do so through legitimate and recognized companies saying it’s the only way government can help them in case of any problems.
“We need to know where one is going to be able to inform the mission in the area to be able to protect you. We can only do that if we know who has recruited you and if they are registered,” she said.
She warned illegal recruiters and kidnappers saying; “we shall follow you up and hold you accountable because it’s against the law.”
To the departing workers, the speaker advised them to be disciplined warning them about the ‘strict’ Arab laws.
On his part, MEC Managing Director, Gordon Mugyenyi thanked the speaker for gracing the sendoff ceremony saying it builds confidence for the company in the populace and demonstrates the love she has for the youths.
“The speaker is here because of the love she has for the youths and Uganda as a whole. Any other person could have sent a representative but she is here herself,” said Mugyenyi.
He revealed that of the 102, some are going to work as Taxi drivers under Emirates taxi, others will work as Security guards under G4S security while others will work as general cleaners in public places like supermarkets and hospitals.
Asked about the company’s projection for the year 2017, Mugyenyi told ChimpReports that MEC hopes to recruit about 5000 new workers to supplement on the others that are already deployed.
Also present at the sendoff ceremony was Hon. Genensio Tumuramye, the Member of Parliament for Kashongi County in Kiruhura District among others.
Hon. Tumuramye told ChimpReports that he has personally sponsored 9 youths from his constituency to go and work under MEC and that he will continue to support others who intend to go.
“As an MP, I have to work hard for our people to get employment. As of today, 9 of my children have been taken to UAE and I am sending two more in this batch,” he said.
He advised the youths to work hard and invest back in Uganda to boost the economy and employ their fellows back in Uganda.
To the Parents, Hon. Tumuramye called for responsibility and total accountability of the money sent by their children when they go abroad.