The 42 Ugandans leaving Uganda for Qatar jobs
Premier Recruitment Ltd, a labour externalization Company Tuesday flagged off 42 Ugandans for airport jobs in Qatar.
According to the company, these are part of 120 candidates who did interviews in April 2021.
The 42 Ugandans mainly youth will leave Uganda at exactly 8pm tonight aboard Qatar Airways. They will earn over Shs1m monthly exclusive of overtime allowance. They are also entitled to free food, accommodation and health services/insurance.
During pre-departure briefing held at Premier Recruitment offices in Kampala, Amon Baita, the Marketing and Public Relations Manager at the Labour Company, encouraged the candidates to be good ambassadors of the Premier Recruitment LTD and Uganda at large by being disciplined and hard working.
He also urged them to save so that they can change their families’ lives once they come back.
He said many Ugandans who have worked abroad have started thriving businesses back home that are employing more Ugandans.
Premier Recruitment has in recent months been sensitizing Ugandans about processes, procedures, costs, requirements and benefits of seeking employment abroad especially in the Gulf countries.
Currently, the company looking for 2,000 construction assistants to work in Qatar. The Company says they must be males aged between 23-35 and will earn Shs1m each monthly.
A recent report shows that Uganda’s immigrant workers have been sending less money to their families as COVID-19 continues to impact the global economy and the job market.
Such remittances not only provide crucial support to individual families but the economy too.
The May 2021 Migration and Development Brief shows that remittance flows to Uganda declined by 26 per cent, from US$1.4 billion in 2019 to US$1.1 billion in 2020.
The publication by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) says despite the decline, Uganda was ranked among the top ten recipient countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
According to the report, for millions of households that depend on remittances, the decline only underscores the role these private transfers of funds play in safeguarding their food security, health care, savings and investment opportunities.