The ministry of Gender Labor and social development has cancelled licenses for 15 companies dealing in exporting workers to Asian countries.
The activities of these companies have been suspended by the ministry due to failure of fulfilling the operation requirements.
This was disclosed on Wednesday by the Minister Hon. Betty Amongi while presenting the ministry’s performance progressive report.
According to the list, the companies have been suspended on reasons such as accumulated refused claims, forging of renewal documents, forging COVID-19 PCR certificates, and forging of training reports among other reasons.
Others were punished for engaging in trafficking and other offences including presenting fake job orders to the regulator.
Here are some of the companies whose licenses were revoked.
According to the minister, the culprits include Middle East Consultants Ltd and The Eagles Supervision Ltd, which had accumulated claims of refund/extortion.
She said Al-Saud Agency Ltd, Fly International Jobs (U) Ltd and Top Notch Recruitment Services Ltd were suspended for forging renewal documents.
The minister said Al-Saud Agency Ltd and Top Notch Recruitment Services Licenses were previously suspended for submitting forged tax clearance certificates.
Amongi said Forbes Enterprises Limited has had its contract terminated for engaging in gross human trafficking and forgery while Al sultaan recruitment company Ltd has had its contract canceled for forging Covid-19 PCR test certificates and its staff involvement in human trafficking.
Golden Star Recruitment Agencies Ltd was sanctioned for presenting fake clearance documents at the Airport.
Hala Uganda Rec Limited, Perla Recruitment Agency Ltd. Pearl of Makka International Ltd, Nile Treasure Gate Company Al-Madinah Agency Limited, Cornell Recruitment Center Uganda Limited and Tempcro International Limited all had their contracts terminated for forging training reports.
“The Ministry has tightened the regulation of the licensed recruitment firms and over the last six months, 20 non-compliant Private Recruitment Agencies and one Pre-departure orientation training institution have been suspended,” Amongi.
She explained that her ministry continues to put in place systems that guarantee decent, safe and secure jobs for Ugandans abroad.
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