Uganda’s government has suspended operations of at least eight companies that export labour to the Middle East.
Deputy national coordinator for prevention of trafficking in persons at the internal affairs ministry Agnes Igoye accused the labour export companies of human trafficking, and forgeries.
“Some of these were engaged in forgeries and their licences were not extended. The Ministry of Gender also got complaints from several Ugandans against some of these companies,” said Igoye.
“We ask Ugandans not to use them for labour export because they are no longer licensed. If you see anybody working with these agencies pursuing you, report to us. They use social media to recruit you but don’t accept. Be careful. Not everything you see looking good is one.”
Uganda’s gender, labor and social development estimates over 12,000 people are flown by these labour companies to the Middle East, including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
But some exported workers, especially maids, have complained of suffering in the Middle East akin to slavery.
FULL LIST OF BANNED UGANDA LABOUR EXPORT COMPANIES
1. Al Saud Agency Limited Kibuye, Salama Road
Email: email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org (SUSPENDED)
2. Middle East Consultants Limited (Plot 21/31 Tank Hill Road, Muyenga) Tel: 0701 188367, 0392 882374, 0414501177, 0701947532, 0701911233. Email: email@example.com (SUSPENDED)
3. HBM International Recruitment
4. The Eagles Supervision Limited, Plot 728, Mengo, P.O Box 11799, Kampala, Tel: 0393239175 (SUSPENDED)
5. Forbes Enterprises Limited, P.O Box 10924, Kiwatule, Kampala TEL: 0772486313/0772451533/0788707229/0783301789/0771888732/+97152 6651164 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (SUSPENDED)
6. Top Notch Recruitment Services (U) Limited (P.O. Box 9415, Kampala Plot 1129, Block 24, Nsibambi Road) Tel: 0781223120, 0200908802 Email: email@example.com ( LICENSE RENEWAL TERMINATED)
7. Fly International Jobs (u) Ltd, P.o.Box 9415 Namuwongo, Kampala firstname.lastname@example.org Tel; 0704088686 (LICENSE RENEWAL TERMINATED)
8. Sahara Recruitment Agency Limited P.O. Box 10111 Kampala, Rubaga Division. Tel: 0789748449, 0750194149, 0700616814 Email: email@example.com (LICENSE RENEWAL TERMINATED)
Ridars Uganda Limited
Elite Placement Consulting