The company targets to export 5000 employees this year
Middle East Consultants Limited (MECL) has today sent 102 people to work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The flagging off ceremony was officiated by Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga at the company’s offices in Muyenga after Italian Supermarket.
Kadaga advised parents not to misuse their children’s money when they send it back home.
“Know what has taken you …bring money and development your families as well as the country. You must work hard and bare it in mind that you are in a foreign country and take extra measure. You must register with Ugandan mission in Abu Dhabi so that in case something happens, we can be able to take action,” Kadaga said.
“We must know the conditions they are going to work in, salary and hours of work. We applaud better organized companies like Middle East Consultants Limited which take extra caution and document everything these people are going to do and that’s they are given a go ahead to export labour. We have to blacklist companies that are not doing well and I want to warm such companies that we will take tough action against them,” she added.
Middle East Consultants Limited Director Gordon Mugyenyi said among 102 people going today are Taxi drivers, cleaners and security guards. He added that they sign contract before going and the company keeps supervising them every after 6 months. Gordon added that the company plans to export 5000 employees by the end of this year. “From January we have so far exported 800 people. We take everyone who can speak English regardless of their education background. We are taking youth to tackle the unemployment issue here in Uganda. Ministry of labour and embassies record details of each individual that is taken,” Gordon MD Middle East Consultants Limited said. He added that the parents and wives of the exported employees are invited and briefed with their children before leaving at the company’s premises. He called on the workers to exercise maximum discipline if they are to succeed. “Discipline is key, put a smile on your face to show customer care,” he said.