Uganda’s Labour Ministry approves Premier Recruitment’s Job order of 200 workers for work in UAE

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Rajiv Ruparelia, is the Managing Director at Premier Recruitment Limited. Photo/Courtesy
By :
Baluku Geoffrey

Kampala, Uganda – The Ministry of Labour has approved a job order for Premier Recruitment Limited which will see 200 Ugandans get employment through the Transguard Group in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

In a letter addressed to Premier Recruitment Limited Managing Director which Africa Tembelea has seen, Mr. Lawrence Egulu, the Commissioner of labour in the Gender, Labour and Social Development ministry said that, Premier Recruitment’s request for approval of 200 jobs through Transguard Group had been approved.

“Request has been evaluated and found to meet the requirements of the pertinent provisions of the Employment (Recruitment of Ugandan Migrant Workers Abroad) Regulation, 2005 and Guideline 13.0 of the Guidelines on the Recruitment of Uganda Migrant Workers Abroad 2015,” Commissioner Lawrence Egulu who signed for the ministry Permanent Secretary noted.

He revealed that the purpose of his letter was in reference to Premier Recruitment’s request dated 25th January 2021.

Premier Recruitment, a labour externalization company owned by Ugandan businessman Rajiv Ruparelia is one of the top companies licensed to legally export labour to outside countries.

Speaking to Africa Tembelea, Rajiv Ruparelia said that 200 new jobs for cleaners offered through the TRANSGUARD Group in the UAE had been posted and advertised on the labour ministry website as an endorsement.

The labour ministry however urged Premier Recruitment company to continue following all provisions of the Regulations and Guidelines as stipulated.

“Your company is urged to continue following the provisions of the Regulations and guidelines throughout the recruitment and deployment process of this category of Ugandan migrant workers,” he said.

The government of Uganda earns $1.4 billion a year from the labour externalisation business and also helps reduce the unemployment in the country.

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