Middle East Consultants, a labor exporting company, has Sunday 14 sent off over 100 boys to work in Abu Dhabi under oil and gas project.
This follows an incident where parliament introduced tough measures for labor export companies to observe when doing their business.
Speaking during the send off ceremony at their Offices in Muyenga,Mr. Gordon Mugyeni the Executive Director Middle East Consultants cautioned the boys on their behavior while working in Abu Dhabi.
According to Mugyenyi, the team will act as Uganda’s ambassadors in marketing the Country in Abu Dhabi.
“More Ugandans are going to follow you to these Countries; all you have to do is to be those good ambassadors representing our beautiful country in Abu Dhabi.
Please don’t spoil our name there by misbehaving and disrespecting your superiors,” said Mugyenyi.
He cautioned the team against Alcohol which will drain them financially.
“As you know, Abu Dhabi is not our Uganda here where you can get alcohol cheaply such as ‘Kitoko’, ’Eagle’ lager, those people only have expensive whiskeys which will reap you off your money in case you are to drink.
So I strongly advise you to desist from alcohol so as to achieve your goal that took you to Abu Dhabi.”
Out of the 216 candidates who had submitted their applications, only 100 were successful. They will be in Abu Dhabi for a two-year contract.
A one Esther Tumukunde whose brother Arthur Musimenta was among the lucky 100, told Chimpreports that it wasn’t easy following the whole process right from preparing the documents to fulfilling all the requirements needed.
“Finally, I can breathe whole heartedly since Arthur is now going. It took us a lot of time and money to see him finally here today.”
When asked why they allowed Arthur to go work abroad even after witnessing a recent incident where Ugandans working in UAE were reportedly mistreated, Tumukunde said that it is always about luck and taking risks.
”It’s all about luck and one thing I know for sure is that you have to take risks in order to succeed in life. So, we fully support Arthur’s hustle and I believe that one day he will make us proud.
Tumukunde is optimistic that Arthur will support in educating his sibling’s as well as improving the family’s standard of living.