President Yoweri Museveni’s daughter Patience Rwabwogo is among privileged Ugandans who export unemployed citizens to the Middle East to provide cheap labour.
Patience is a co-director of The Gideon’s Men Limited alongside her husband Odrek Rwabwogo.
Their company is among those listed by the ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development as exporting labour to the Middle-East.
According to a website of the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) revealed that the company was registered on January 9, 2007 under registration number 86828.
The list quoted by Daily Monitor chronicles 58 companies owned by senior government and military officials and is expected to be presented to the Parliament’s committee on Gender and Social Affairs.
The list follows a directive by parliament in August after reports emerged that Asians were mistreating and killing Ugandans.
Last year alone, Saudi Arabia detained 21 Ugandans in Riyadh detention facility.
According to Police Commissioner for Anti-Human Trafficking, Moses Binoga, over 180 Ugandan maids were mistreated by their employers in Middle East countries since January.
Among the bigwigs who export labour include; Public Service minister Muruli Mukasa and Brig Leopold Kyanda, the Uganda People’s Defence Forces’ Chief of Staff for Land Forces.
Brig Kyanda, according to monitor, is a director in Normandy Company Uganda Ltd while minister Mukasa is a director of Fountain Security Services Limited.
Over 50,000 Ugandans are employed in countries like the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan.
Speaking recently, President Yoweri Museveni warned Ugandan youth not to rush for diaspora jobs saying they do not turn out as expected.