Middle East Consultants Limited (MECL), one of the main labour exporting companies in Uganda — has dismissed reports that Albert Mwesigye, who was recently reported to have died in Abu Dhabi had been taken by MECL.
Mwesigye, who was 34 years old, according to reports, died about two week ago.
After his death, reports made rounds that MECL was asking the deceased’s wife to offer Shs15 million in order to be able to have her husband’s body transported back to Uganda.
In a statement released Wednesday, MECL says that the reports are “not accurate”, adding that “Middle East Consultants has never secured employment for Albert Mwesigye.”
The statement also indicates the company has “no communication with anyone claiming to know the deceased nor have we had any discussions with the wife to the deceased as reported.”
The labour exporting firms maintains that as a policy, when one of their clients dies, they coordinate with families of any deceased person “throughout the burial arrangements not limited to returning the body to Uganda.”
After doing an investigation, according to their statement, MECL established that the deceased travelled to Abu Dhabi in the company of a one “Peter”.
To secure a visitor visa, Mwesigye was helped by Peter’s brother called Augustine Kalisa, who is based in Abu Dhabi.
They also found out that the deceased had been staying at Bed Space, Al Wahda Area, Airport Road in Abu Dhabi.
MECL promised to provide more details after carrying out more investigations with relevant authorities.