One person can easily transform a family and a village at large. This is exactly what Kakooza Zedi, a resident of Ndejje is doing.
In his youthful age, Kakooza took up the opportunity when it presented itself; he was a driver at Middle East Consultants Ltd (MECL), but the company directors advised him to go abroad to earn more money.
He didn’t hesitate and he is not about to regret the decision he made.
In March 2015, Kakooza left for Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) where he has been working as a House Keeping Supervisor.
“I have built a house for my mother and bought a plot of land,” Kakooza says of his achievements so far.
He adds that he has been paying school fees for my brothers and sisters.
He has also facilitated his sister and wife to go for jobs in Middle East, all of whom went through MECL, arguably Uganda’s leading labour exporting agency.
Through him, some youth in his village have also gone for jobs abroad.
His mother, Julia Lunkuse, thanked MEC for taking for greener pastures abroad. She says the six-roomed, self-contained house will be complete soon.
“He has been sending me money with instructions on what to do,” she says, adding that she has been the Supervisor of the construction works right from the beginning.
“I thank my son for his kind heart. May Allah give him what he desires most,” Lunkuse joyfully says.
Godfrey Kyalimpa, the Recruitment Manager at MEC says what Kakooza has achieved in three years is commendable.
He says Ugandan youth should borrow a leaf from the success stories of those working abroad, noting that they are open to taking more Ugandans for jobs abroad in the most transparent manner.
“Young Ugandans should work now for their old age. Once you go through transparent and companies recognized by government, you’re most assured that you can’t suffer while abroad,” Kyalimpa said.
MEC contributed Shs1m to Kakooza towards the quick completion of his mother’s house.