In a bid to eradicate unemployment among the youth in the Country, Middle East Consultants (U) Limited, an export labour company has on Thursday 9th , flagged off over 100 Ugandan youth to work in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Qatar among others.
The company has so far connected more than twelve thousand (12000) Ugandan youth to work in more than 7 Countries abroad in just a period of 15 years since its inception.
Speaking at the send-off ceremony held at their Head office in Tank Hill Rd, Muyenga, the Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi applauded the company for their dedication and audacity to create employment opportunities to Ugandans.
Ssekandi called upon all Ugandans to embrace such opportunities and work hard to better their lives instead of waiting for the Government to provide them with jobs which may be limited.
“Our records show that Middle East has so far sent over 12,000 workers to Middle East countries which is strong evidence that it’s doing a genuine work. I urge you to always embrace such opportunities. When you get an opportunity to work abroad, work to your best and by so doing, you impress the whole world watching you. Working anywhere in Uganda is sweet but working outside Uganda is the sweetest, therefore, when you reach out there, be the ambassadors of all of us,” said Ssekandi.
Ssekandi also requested the families of the departing workers to be patient with them financially by giving them ample time to work and save money.
Middle East Consultants (U) Ltd’s Managing Director, Gordon Mugyenyi congratulated the successful applicants and encouraged them to work harder and remain patriotic about their mother land (Uganda).
He also promised them that the company would keep visiting them in their respective work places to see how they are faring and whether they have challenges.
“Please be patriots when you reach there (abroad) and never tarnish the Country’s image. We shall not only be visiting you when you are abroad but also when you come back here in Uganda, we shall follow you in your homes to see what you will use your money for,” said Gordon .
Gordon disclosed to the Public that the Company had so far sponsored 215 workers with free air tickets, visas among others as part of their community social responsibility (CSR) to unprivileged families.
He also said that the company provides 100 bags of cement and bricks for those willing to build from their savings when they come back home.
He revealed that the company was in the last steps of setting up a training academy in Uganda to equip workers with skills according to their job descriptions before they leave the country.