Members of Parliament especially those opposed to the operations of External labor recruitment
Companies in the country have been asked to seek more knowledge about the operation of these companies before condemning their services.
Mr. Gordon Mugyenyi the Executive Director Middle East Consultants Limited recently while flagging off 100 boys at their offices in Muyenga who went to work in Abu Dhabi under Oil and Gas revealed that they have established that most of the MPs against their operations lack information.
“Parliament is not fighting us but the problem is that they lack information about the kind of people we are taking, the recruitment procedures and the ways through which we take these people right from here, airport and to the different places they go work from. ”
Mugyenyi asked the legislators to consult the Labor export companies through their Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies ( UAERA ) or seek for his advice as one of the people who have been in this business for long.
He also pointed out that it will be unfair for Parliament to attack them forgetting that they pay a lot of Revenue to the government on top of providing employment to a number of Ugandans with beneficiaries.
For those who were flagged off, he advised them to keep the Ugandan flag high by behaving very well since most of the Arab countries are yearning to employ Ugandans due to their hardworking, innovativeness and brilliant character.
“As labor recruitment companies, we are ruled and regulated by the Ministry of Gender and as a company we, always make quarterly visits to countries where our people are working. Like in this year, we are going to visit the team we just flagged off in February.”
Parliament’s intervention in the operations of Labor recruitment companies followed the request on the floor of the house by Mukono Municipality legislator Hon. Betty Nambooze seeking to suspend all Licenses of companies which she accused of neglecting a number of Ugandan girls who were left stranded in Abu Dhabi under poor health conditions.
The State Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development Peace Mutuuzo on appearing before Parliament recently, assured the public that mechanisms are being put in place to streamline the labour export business as remittances from the workers hit 2.2 billion shillings annually.
Parliament is yet to bring the matter to the floor this week or set up a committee to investigate and come up with a comprehensive report about the labor externalization industry as had been promised by the Deputy Speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanyah last week.