KAMPALA: Following reports of mistreatment of Ugandan domestic workers who venture into the Middle East for work on the rise, Premier Recruitment has since changed the face of the industry by following strict measures and putting in place safeguards.
Premier Recruitment, which is a subsidiary of the Ruparelia Group officially announced its entry into the labour export market in 2018 and immediately listed vacancies for over 1000 maids and domestic workers in the Middle East and Gulf states for Ugandans willing to work there.
Basing on document seen by this website, the company has lived to its promise and has sofar secured jobs for over 1000 domestic workers and more than 100 non domestic workers abroad since inception notwithstanding harsh Covid – 19 effects on the labour export industry.
Rajiv Ruparelia the CEO of Ruparelia group noted that they have taken very strict measures to ensure that the agencies they work with do stick to their contracts to ensure safety of their employees and especially the maids and domestic workers whom they deploy to work abroad.
“As is with all the Ruparelia Group establishments, we enssure that all our potential recruits have total confidence in us,”Rajiv said.
“Ours is nothing but professionalism,ethics and remaining strict to the principles of the contracts for all the agencies linked to us,”the Ruparelia Group boss added.
“We shall not stop at sending our migrant workers abroad to work but we shall also guarantee their safety and continued stay through the liaison offices that are put in place and functioning in the host export countries,”Rajiv said further..
He said they acquired a certificate from the Association of labour export companies (UAERA) as per the requirements for every licensed agency to operate in the field as part of our commitment to maintaining standards.
Recently Rajiv intimated that his company target is to export 5000 workers abroad every month in the near future.
Neelam Badoni, Premier Recruitment’s general manager said they hire maids aged between the ages of 21-38 years on pure merit regardless of religion or tribal background.
“Uganda’s large young population roughly stands at 75% under 30.With just under eight million youth aged 15-30, the country has one of the highest youth unemployment rates in sub-Saharan Africa,”Badoni said.
About the complaints regarding unscrupulous actions of charging illegal registration and placement fees by some labour recruitment companies, Neelam illustrated that “From housemsids we are charging 150k only and rest of things we are catered for them. Infact we are keeping these girls to our accomodation until they fly.” The General manager said.
She added that “For non domestic workers we are charging 350k as registration and input depends upon the job category we have chosen, but in this input every thing is there visa, ticket, covid tests, yellow book, clearnce, interpol or any other expenses” Neelam revealed to us.
She also noted that Medical and insurance, round trip tickets and resident permits are provided by the employer company. Ugandans who qualify for these jobs just have to live and adhere to the employer country laws.
Apparently registration and recruitment is ongoing in the fields of Construction in Qatar, Cargo loaders in Dubai (only male), Tax drivers Abu Dhabi (Male), Cleaners and Baggage handlers in Qatar (both female and male).
With branches in Mbarara and West Nile, Premier recruitment Limited is committed to helping reduce the high employment rate in Uganda by providing suitable job opportunities to unemployed Ugandans.
Recently the Ministry of Gender, Labour and social development cleared Premier recruitment to recruit Ugandans to work in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia.
External recruitment statistics indicate that over 120,000 Ugandans are currently employed abroad bringing in a total of $1.3 billion to the economy every year.
About $600m of this money comes from the Middle East and Gulf states alone.
For details visit Premier Recruitment website below.