By Kagenyi Lukka
Premier Recruitment, a labour hiring agency, has sent another batch of Ugandans to Saudi Arabia to work as domestic workers.
This group comprises of about 14 people, all girls who will work in domestic environments in Saudi.
“Today [Tuesday] another 14 candidates left for Jeddah to work as housemaids for 2 years,” management said in a statement.
“We have now helped 38 unemployed Ugandan females in the last two months who are bettering their lives with this opportunity.”
Management said it had visited the offices of the agencies they work with in Saudi Arabia and have strong relationships with them to ensure the candidates are placed in good households.
“Good luck to this latest group who are embarking on their new journey! They will save money and learn new skills and experiences.”
In February 2019, Marley Ritah, the Premier Recruitment Ltd External Recruitment Operations Manager, saw off the first contingent of 8 girls to be deployed in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
That was barely six months after Premier Recruitment Limited, a member of the Ruparelia Group, entered the private labour recruitment for the external market.
The workers were seen off by Kanak Shah, the Premier Recruitment Ltd, General Manager and Marley Ritah, the External Recruitment Operations Manager.
Marley, advised the ladies to continue acting professionally and work hard so as to pave way for more Ugandan recruits.
Premier is licensed by Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development for Internal Recruitment and a member of the Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies.
According to Rajiv Ruparelia, CEO Premier Recruitment, the Uganda labour externalisation industry is a vital source of livelihood for both the employees and their families and a major pillar of the economy that ought to be protected by all the stakeholders and bad apples weeded out.
The Middle East is Uganda’s 2nd biggest source of migrant worker remittances with an estimated 140,000 workers, according to the Uganda Association for External Recruitment Agencies.