Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has today (Thursday) morning flagged off 100 Ugandans for work in the rich Middle East countries.

VP Ssekandi with the group

VP Ssekandi with the group

The enthusiastic and energetic Ugandans are going through Uganda’s leading labour exporting agency, Middle East Consultants Ltd (MECL) located in Muyenga.  They will work as drivers, general cleaning staff, maids and unarmed guards in Dubai, Qatar and Abu Dhabi.

The 100 Ugandans now make it over 12,000 taken to the Middle East by Middle East Consultants.


Addressing the lucky 100 at Middle East head offices before they headed to Entebbe International Airport, Ssekandi, who was Chief Guest, asked them to be Uganda’s ambassadors, noting that this will not only get more Ugandans jobs abroad, but also attract foreign investors.


“Treasure the opportunities you have got. Be exemplary workers so that other Ugandans can be considered for jobs abroad.

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Ssekandi blesses one of the workers