Who we are
The Uganda Association of External Recruitment Agencies (UAERA) started in 2013. Currently it has a membership of 161 members as per 01st October 2019. We an umbrella of agencies professionally
working together to spur growth of external recruitment in Uganda. UAERA regulates and monitors the activities of member agencies together with Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, which is our regulating body that ensures every company is licensed to externalize labour.
Our member agencies source job opportunities from all over the world. The major destination countries are in the Middle East, where the economies are sustainable and therefore creating jobs.
Labour Externalization program is a Government of Uganda strategic initiative intended to facilitate recruitment of Ugandan migrant workers to decent employment opportunities and promote the protection of their rights and welfare in destination countries. The programme is implemented under the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD) and is responsible for licensing and regulating […]
In recent times, the labour externalization programme which allows migrant workers from Ugandans to work in the middle East, for comparatively far better wages, has attracted backlash from a section of the public. This may be a result of two different but interrelated factors; limited public knowledge of labour externalization and negative media coverage. First, […]
Press Statement On Allegations Made By Hon. Nabooze Betty About Marphie International Recruitment Company On 6th July 2019
Hon. Nambooze in her Facebook write up states that; Dozens of girls who were trafficked to the Arab world as slaves were returned to meet their relatives aboard “Air Dubai” (Fly Dubai) that touched down on 5th July 2019. That the girls were in wheelchairs with broken limbs, bruised faces, sick and some were dead […]
Hon Janat Mukwaya, the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Al Hamli Nasser Bin Thani, the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Human Resources and Emiratization. According to Hon Mukwaya, the main purpose of signing the agreement is to formalize the migration of Ugandan workers to the […]