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List of 70 Ugandan Girls Stranded in Abudhabi out, None of them went through Licensed Companies.

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By Amon Baita

A list of 70 girls who are stranded at the Ugandan Embassy in AbuDhabi has
been released by the ministry of gender, labour and social development and none of the girls on the list indicates went through a licensed and
registered company by the government as it shows most of them went by
visit visas or could have been trafficked by individuals.

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The list that was released contains passport number details,names and
departure status (Sponsor individual  names ) who facilitated their
travel instead of government labour externalisation approved
companies.

  An official from the ministry said that all girls on the list  had
gone to secure themselves informal jobs as house maids in the Middle
East traveled to the Arab nation as tourists without any guidance of
registered Recruitment Agencies under the Ministry of Gender and
Labour.
“At the moment, they’re residing at the Uganda Guest House within the
Embassy of Uganda in Abu Dhabi”.He said.
 With high rates of unemployment levels in the country ,Ugandans have
had the option of externalizing labor and try to make ends meet abroad
but the ministry maintains that it should be done within the right
procedures.
“We have said this before and we shall not tire to say it over and
over again. If you want to work abroad, make sure you do that through
licensed companies under the Ministry that are in place to ensure our
citizens get safe and secure job placements abroad and can be
monitored severally because we shall not be responsible for Ugandans
who go by themselves”,The Minister of labour Janat Mukwaya maintained
recently as the government of Uganda signed bilateral agreement with
UAE government.
“All these girls that are stranded at embassy possess VISIT VISAS.
They traveled on their own and thought they could get the jobs by
themselves which is bad because the employers will either not trust
your work ethics or take you up to exploit you if they’re
evil-hearted” the ministry official noted.

The Ministry called upon all Ugandans with intentions to work abroad
to use the legal, and secure channels to go abroad which is through
licensed companies supervised by the Ministry of Gender, Labour and
Social Development.

When we contacted Uganda Association of External labour recruitment
agencies(UAERA),The public relations manager Ronald Mukundane said
that those youths who venture on their own to find jobs abroad are
categorized as ‘Adventures’.
”Non of these girls on the list went through a licensed company as
indicated on the list”, and this category of youth are the ones who
make a lot of noise on social media whenever they get into trouble
while there hence tarnishing the image of our industry”,He said
arguing young Ugandans who intend to travel for work abroad to always
contact either the ministry of labour or the Association’s offices at
BMK house for guidance about licensed companies to go through.He also
asked the ministry in collaboration with the media and UAERA to
investigate those who could be responsible for these young Ugandans
since some individual names are indicated on the list as their
sponsors.

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development developed a
digital system to host all processes involved in labour exportation so
as to fight human trafficking in the externalisation of labour .
According to the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary Mr. Pius Bigirimana,
the External Employment Management Information System (EEMIS) has been designed to manage the entire application workflow ranging from
submission of an application to go and work abroad to approval.

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Meet Cecilia Mbabazi, A Young Makeup Artiste Out to Transform the Industry

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The make up industry is a thriving business. The industry in Uganda has grown by leaps and bounds since news of celebrities like Kylie Jenner made a billion dollars with makeup and beauty products. In Kampala the sight of women in make up is a daily practice however the most visible allure of make up is when one is scheduled for introductions, birthday parties or wedding ceremonies. So Big Eye caught up with Cecilia a budding make up artiste whose unique business model has guaranteed her Life Time Value for her business.

Cecilia says that the idea mushroomed in her when she had her make up done and amidst the good remarks she got from friends and family at events, her inner short lived happiness would fade. She says, “I thought why not let the inner joy come out and the make up is a compliment. This is because when I sit down with a client, I take keen notice of their interactions, majority are sad, not interested in the event, or being forced to attend it. Others have all manner of personal issues and need a listening ear. So I develop rapport with them, and no it’s not a counseling session, but an empathetic one that sets the tone of which make up, color palettes to use.

I was afraid at the start but clients have invariably thanked me for guiding them into self fulfillment and the make up is just a compliment. She says it’s something she’s adopting from her idol, celebrated songstar and movie actress Jennifer Lopez.

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ecilia can be reached on WhatsApp on +256778636816

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“Winnie Nwagi Did Nothing Wrong” Smackists Cry Out

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SMACK S.6 Students are crying out over what they call an over-judgemental public. This follows the public’s reaction over Winnie Nwagi’s sensual performance and dabs during her concert in Kisubi.

Swangz Avenue was forced to apologize as a way of calming down everyone. But Smackists are clearly annoyed that Swangz is apologizing over what they termed as a normal performance at the school.

“We don’t see anything wrong. This is how concerts have always been at SMACK.That is how we dance with our female artistes. It doesn’t mean we are spoilt. It is just single boys having some fun. These people on social media just have kajanja. For us we had even already booked Winnie Nwagi for three other shows. We even want Desire Luzinda to do even more when she comes along,” the students revealed to us.

Here is the apology from Swang.

We deeply regret the inappropriate performance by Winnie Nwagi at St Mary’s College Kisubi on July 13th. We have investigated the incident and measures have been put in place to avoid a repeat of the same.

This was a huge error in judgment and both the Artist and the management team acknowledge the pain and mistrust caused by this incident. We apologize to the general public, parents of the students in attendance and the school Administration.

Management,
Swangz Avenue

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JUX RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO ‘’SUMAKU” FEAT. VANESSA MDEE AHEAD OF DEBUT ALBUM

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Tanzanian R&B king Juma Jux premieres the new music video for his latest hit single SUMAKU featuring celebrated East African Pop diva Vanessa Mdee. Shot on an outdoor backdrop, the enchanting music video was directed by Ivan with a cameo appearance by G Nako. The S2Kizzy produced-track is his second release this year and the lead single off his upcoming debut studio project, “The Love Album”. Just like the title (Sumaku is Swahili for Magnet), the R&B song is an attractive yet infectious sound.

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Speaking on the new video Jux says, “My fans are literally the best, they have shown so much love for this single since the release and I hope they love the video as well. SUMAKU is the lead single off my upcoming debut album and it’s my pleasure to collaborate with Queen Vanessa once again in this song that speaks of the irresistible attraction and magic of love between committed partners,” adding, “My album is set for release soon. I have been working tirelessly to give you all round exciting, fun and entertaining project so my fans should expect an album full of many flavors and sounds.

Juma’s highly anticipated star-studded album will crown an already stellar year for the R&B king. Jux kicked off the year in style stirring the airwaves with the riveting serenade, “Incase You Don’t Know” featuring legendary Kenyan artist Nyashinski. He also marked his debut on Africa’s biggest collaborative music show, Coke Studio Africa 2019 in February performing alongside Mozambique’s Shellsy Baronet.

Tanzania’s top bongo R&B sensation Juma Jux has an impeccable style and sound, with his top charting his songs including “Fimbo”,” Zaidi”, “Utaniua”, “Zaidi” and “Wivu”, among others. He balances a career in music and business as the CEO and Founder of renowned fashion brand: African Boy. In 2015, he bagged an award for Best R&B song at Kili Music Awards (Tanzania). 2018 saw him orchestrate one of Tanzania’s biggest independent tours ‘In Love with Money’ alongside East African Pop Queen: Vanessa Mdee.



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