By Nabukenya Aminah
The DPC for Kabalagala has hailed the program of exporting labour to foreign countries, saying it gives police some peace.
Mr Isaac Mugerwa was addressing youth during their send off to United Arab Emirates (UAE) in Kabalaga on Thursday.
A total of 96 male youth under Middle East Consults Company have been flagged off to UAE where they will be doing a range of jobs from; Cashiers, drivers, casual laborers, security, among others.
Middle East Consults is located in Muyenga, and deals in labor export to Qatar, UAE, Saudi Arabia and a host of other countries in the middle east.
Mr Mugerwa cautioned the youth to stay focused and disciplined.
“Discipline and hard work are traits that help all people across jobs, even in police. I would never have made six years in the Force nor attained this rank if I was not disciplined,” Mr Mugerwa said.
Using an example of his sibling that he claimed has been in UAE for the last three years, Mugerwa urged the youth to use their poor family backgrounds as an inspiration while they work abroad.
He thanked the management of Middle East Consults for ridding the police of 96 youth who would have become a problem by engaging in political demonstrations, riots and crime.
“This is a success for police, some of you wrong people are going away, we shall have some peace now. I am sure we have been arresting most of you. Now that you are going, the police and government have achieved success,” he said amidst laughter from the youth.
Mugerwa called for more labor export, citing it helps reduce insecurity and manipulation from political players who target unemployed youth.
On his part, Gordon Mugenyi, the managing director for Middle East Consults tipped the youth to remain united and avoid engaging in crime when they reach UAE. He asked them to focus on making money to better their families back home and develop the country.