By Vanguard reporter
KAMPALA – Uganda government has cancelled and suspended the operating licences of several labour export companies over irregular recruitments. Without giving details, the immigration office has released a list of eight companies which have completely lost licenses and some suspended.
The government has completely terminated the operating permits of three companies including; Top Notch Recruitment Services (U) Limited, Fly International Jobs (u) Ltd and Sahara Recruitment Agency Limited.
Other companies including; Al-Saud Agency Limited Kibuye, Salama Road Middle East Consultants Limited – Plot 21/31 Tank Hill Road, Muyenga Al-Saud Agency Limited Kibuye, Salama Road The Eagles Supervision Limited – Plot 728, Mengo, Kampala Forbes Enterprises Limited, P.O Box 10924, Kiwatule, Kampala .
Commenting on the incident, the Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago said that they deserved so, saying that they have just been selling people.
“Describing these slave trade merchants as labour export companies is a misnomer,” said Lukwago. “They isn’t even a follow-up mechanism to address the plight and grievances of our brothers and sisters after being dumped in the host countries,” he added.
Efforts to get a comment from Immigrations Spokesperson Jacob Siminyu was futile as his mobile phone was switched off.
Of recent there have been cases of human trafficking that has let several recruits end up as slaves in the Middle East countries with cases of torture and some cases to lobourers allegedly losing internal body organs.