The State House Anti-Corruption Unit led by Lt. Col Edith Nakalema on Monday arrested two officials of a labor exporting company -Middle East Consultants. The officials are accused of coning desperate youth with a promise to provide employment abroad.
According to the Anti-Corruption Unit, the company owes Ugandans who had applied for jobs abroad up to ugx. 51 million. The said money has been collected over the last three years.
The Uganda Police, in collaboration with State House Anti-Corruption Unit, arrested the company’s General Manager, Benon Kunywana and another official, Owen Ayamba, for allegedly getting money from 27 Ugandans by false pretense with a promise to provide employment in the Middle East
Lt. Col. Nakalema revealed that Benon Kunywana is accused of torture of the claimants [demanding for refund of their money ]at the Middle East Consultants premises while Owen Ayamba is accused of trafficking girls.
Lt. Col. Nakalema told journalists in Kampala that ‘’we have got a list of 30 companies in labour externalization involved in the mistreatment of Ugandans. Four of these are the key players in the suffering of Ugandans.”
Government recently intercepted 27 girls who were about to be trafficked by Owen Ayamba.