Kayla Namulondo

Kayla Namulondo

Premier Recruitment Gets License To Recruit For Ugandan Employers

Premier Recruitment announced it has acquired a license from Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development for Internal Recruitment. This means that Ugandan employers can turn to them to help hire new skilled and unskilled employees.

The first license Premier Recruitment, a subsidiary of Ruparelia Group, acquired last November was for labour export. Since then they have been housemaids intending to work in the Arabian Gulf countries like Jordan and Saudi Arabia.

But now with the latest license, local employers can go to them to get able and trained employees. Two human resource experts have been hired and trained to head this new venture.

“If you are an employer looking for a good recruitment agency to find you suitable employees, please get in touch with us today. For candidates looking for work in Uganda/East Africa, please submit your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..” the agency said in a statement.

Premier Recruitment is a member of Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies. Its officials have received numerous training sessions from the association.

Dubai Based Company Writes To Premier Recruitment Demanding For These Workers

White Star Repackaging & Refilling Services LLC, a Dubai based company in United Arab Emirates, has written to Premier Recruitment Limited searching for people who will work as parking helpers and supervisors.

In a demand notice to Premier Recruitment, a Ruparelia Group subsidiary licensed to export labour, White Star is looking to recruit 30 packaging helpers, 15 labour supervisors and 5 warehouse supervisors from Uganda.

They will be earning a salary of Arab Emirates Dirham (AED) 1800, 2500 and 3500 respectively. This is an equivalent of Ushs1.8m, Ushs2.5m and Ushs3.5m. Successful candidates will be given two year contracts and will be expected to work for nine hours per day including one hour for lunch break.

The workers White Star is looking for must be not less than 22 years and not more than 35 years. Their bodies must be well proportioned and fit and must be free of any defects. Also, they must pass the test set by a competent authority.

White Star will provide accommodation, transport to and from work place, uniform and protective gears, and food. Medical insurance if provided as according to UAE labour law. A fully paid probation of six months is mandatory.

White Star will provide employment visas to the lucky ones who will make the trip to Dubai.

UNOC’s Chair Inspires Victoria University Graduands

While many young adults look at completing university undergraduate education as a conquest and a prestigious achievement, experience differs, with many people who have been down that murky waters saying it is the beginning of real life.

Graduating from university comes with its responsibilities and challenges especially in a country like Uganda where opportunities don’t come easily. It takes being innovative, assertive and lucky to get going.

And as students of Victoria University graduated at Kabira Country Club in Bukoto, Kampala, a world of certainty for many waited them. But in all this, they were chanced to have a man of reason among them to pep talk them and prepare them for a life of chasing opportunities.

Dr. Emmanuel Katongole who spoke at the third graduation ceremony of Victoria University is a man respected for his accomplishments - rising from a peasantry life to one of the most influential business people in Uganda’s corporate circles.

Addressing the graduating students, Dr Katongole, astute as ever, made mention of the things that these young adults must do to sail through the next life of laboring, finding your footing and contributing to the building the country.

Now that that these now graduates are going into the job market, he tips that employers are looking for a graduate from a well managed university like Victoria University. He says employers are looking for a person with ethics and integrity, transparency, quality, accountability and ability to execute assignments.   

“Thirty three years ago, at my graduation, as I sat and listened to the chancellor of Makerere University then, the vice chancellor, chairman of council and the commencement speaker then, I was filled with dreams.

“Dreams that I too would contribute something to the country but also to empower myself and my family. I know these are the same dreams that you have.Let me tell you, it wasn’t easy, neither will it be that easy for you.

“But what matters is the drive, the desire that you are going to succeed, the determination, the dedication but above all it is the discipline and resolve that you put in,” 

Dr. Katongole was born in 1962 to illiterate village parents. They could not even write their names, he says, but he managed to beat all odds including losing his father who had moved to Kampala city as a labourer at a tender age of four leaving all responsibility to raise him to a woman who had no job. 

Determination, discipline, hard work, luck, academic excellence and resilience of his illiterate mother saw attend some of the best schools in the country enroute to completing university at Makerere University.

Dr. Katongole is now currently the Executive Chairman of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited (CQCIL) the only company in Sub-Saharan Africa authorized to manufacture triple-combination anti retro-viral drugs.They also make malaria treatment drugs. He concurrently serves as chairman of the Uganda National Oil Company and other corporate boards including ABSA Bank. 

Over 22 African countries are using malaria  drugs from his CIPLA, registering close to 9bn malaria treatments per year. Becaus of CIPLA and Dr. Katongole malaria deaths in Uganda reduced from 400 to less than 200 per month. He has a dream of seeing a malaria free world.

La Cabana Restaurant Wins Signature Dining Award

La Cabana Restaurant, located at Speke Apartments, Wampewo Avenue, emerged winner at 4th Kampala Restaurant Week Awards Ceremony, taking home the coveted Signature Dining Restaurant Award, fending off competition from 18 other luxurious city restaurants and hotels.

“We would like to express our deepest appreciation to everyone who tried our dishes during #KlaRestaurantWeek as well as those who participated in the voting,” La Cabana Restaurant posted on their social media pages following the Tuesday triumph.

La Cabana Restaurant is Kampala’s premium and ritzy Brazilian churrasco grill restaurant in Uganda. Kampala Restaurant Week is the biggest foods and beverages event where restaurants and hotels showcase their food artistry.

Olives Restaurant won the Top Casual Dining Award and  Best Innovation Award, Karveli Restaurant Kampala win the Outstanding Service Award while Agaba Tumusiime won the cook off competition at the Awards Ceremony.

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