Kampala, Uganda – The government of Uganda has today named eight labour export companies whose licenses have been cancelled.
Uganda’s Internal Affairs ministry revealed the names of the companies after a meeting with officials from the ministry of gender.
Agnes Igoye, the coordinator of anti-human trafficking at ministry of internal affairs, said the companies have had several complaints lodged against them by victims or relatives of victims who were suffering in foreign countries.
The anti-human tracking cordinator named the cancelled external recruiters as; Al-Said Agency Ltd based in Kibuye along Salama road, Eagle Supervision Ltd situated at Mengo, Middle East Consultants located at Tank Hill road in Muyenga and Rider Uganda Ltd located in Bukoto.
Other labour export companies whose contracts have been terminated include; Forbes Enterprises Ltd based in Kiwatule, Top Notch Recruitment Services, Fly International Jobs and Sahara Recruitment Agency Ltd based in Lubaga.
According to Igoye, they were able to assess complaints levied against the affected companies with the help of among other ministries Gender, Foreign Affairs, the External Security Organisation – ESO and Internal Security Organisation – ISO and the Immigration department.
Africa Tembelea has learnt that the banned companies have numerous cases of forgeries, human rights violations, smuggling and suffering of Ugandans taken to serve as domestic workers in countries like Saudi Arabia, Oman and UAE.
Igoye called on Ugandans to report any person that approaches them claiming to be a labour recruiter serving with any of the banned companies.